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Carter News Conference / Military Funds Veto / Mideast Developments #500223

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's announcement of plans to veto defense authorization bill noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Carter's reasons for vetoing bill and opposition to nuclear aircraft carrier incld. in it given; his proposal to use funds to beef up NATO forces and other conventional weapons systems given. [CARTER - states position on issue.] President's earlier meeting with congress leaders to advise about veto and agreement of most with Carter reported [Senator Henry JACKSON - states disagreement with President] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - thinks President has made sound decision.] Outlook for Carter's relations with Congress given.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(DC) Department of Defense film shown. Pros and cons of nuclear aircraft carrier given. USSR , Navy, Air Force and Army mentioned. Carter's proposed alternate uses for money listed.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) President Carter's news conference remarks about Camp David summit between President Anwar Sadat& Prime Min. Menahem Begin quoted. Film shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Rowan, Ford;
Woodruff, Judy

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