NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1978
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(Studio) Robert Kennedy's assassination in Los Angeles 10 years ago recalled. Memorial services during week mentioned. Report is about ongoing memorial to Kennedy, Bedford-Stuyvesant project in Brooklyn, New York, that he promoted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Brooklyn, New York) Films shown. [Robert KENNEDY - thinks outsiders can play role, but that success of Bedford-Stuyvesant will depend on work and support of residents.] Drawings shown. Efforts and success of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation outlined. [Corporation president Curtis WOOD - says there's new atmosphere in community brought about by cooperation of community, private sector and government] Details of corp. efforts and cooperation of all involved to make project successful given. Case of Turner family and their purchase of house in area stated as example [Mrs. TURNER - thinks even in beginning, community residents began to notice changes and take pride in community.] [Mr. TURNER - thinks that individually, people improve property and took pride in ownership, but restoration programs have given them sense of community.] Corp.'s recent opening of family health center, with former resident, Dr. Robert Thomas, as director, noted. [THOMAS - says biggest change he sees is that from hopelessness to hope. Thinks this is one reason he came.] Contd. problems of area and hopefulness of community described. Robert Kennedy's initiation of project recalled.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin
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