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Carter / 1980 Budget #501118

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's presentation of 1st federal budget since passage of Prop. 13 noted. Description of budget reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of budget and federal spending given. [CARTER - comments.] Budget deficit stated to be 5th largest since Ww II.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Details about increases in Department of Health, Education and Welfare and defense budgets given. Size of Department of Health, Education and Welfare budget compared to budget of USSR . Cuts in Department of Health, Education and Welfare funds reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare funding, both increases and cuts, detailed. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - comments.]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(DC) Pentagon officials' statement that USSR increase in conventional weapons in Europe is to blame for defense budget increase noted. Film of Warsaw Pact and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) maneuvers shown. Details of incrd. defense budget given. Other films shown. [Defense Secretary Harold BROWN - comments.] Contd. arms race cited.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Pol. decisions involved in formulating budget outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on congress reaction to budget and expected fight over its provisions. Positions with regard to budget of Senators Edward Kennedy, Henry L. Bellmon of Senator Budget Committee, William Roth, John Tower and Alan Cranston. [CRANSTON - comments.] [KENNEDY - comments.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) White House reporter's experience in watching preparation of budget noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Admin.'s view of inflation as most important problem facing country and its position on criticism of President Carter's budget discussed.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Budget cutting said not unu. in DC. Upcoming item noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Levine, Irving R.;
Pettit, Tom;
Rowan, Ford;
Simpson, Carole;
Woodruff, Judy

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