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Carter / Tennessee Trip #498927

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's return to Washington, DC from attending wedding of Billy Carter's daughter in Georgia and from trip to Tennessee reported Film shown. Carter's speech to TVA employees mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Knoxville, Tennessee) Details of Carter's trip to nuclear lab at Oak Ridge and speech to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) employees in Knoxville given. Carter's opposition to Clinch River breeder reactor and Senator Howard Baker's statement that President had promised to look at site for reactor noted; is reported that Carter didn't go to reactor site. [CARTER - tells Oak Ridge employees that future achievements in energy field will be heavily on them.] President's remarks about TVA, as well as his position on direction of agency at present along with those of his Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) apptee., director David South Freeman, stated. Upcoming appts. of 2 other Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dirs., making Carter 1st President to do this since Eisenhower, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Brinkley, David;
Jamieson, Bob

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