NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1979
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(Studio) Criticism of black relationship with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) by National Urban League head Vernon Jordan and Bayard Rustin of A. Philip Randolph Institution reported; response by Jewish leaders and Jesse Jackson noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Kansas City, Kansas) Jordan's condemnation of involvement of Jackson and other black leaders with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted coming at convention of Catholic Charities. [JORDAN says it's time to stop providing joy to cross-burners and terrorists; comments on black-Jewish relations]
REPORTER: Norma Quarles
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Rustin said in Israel as part of black-labor delegation meeting with Israeli labor leader Shimon Peres; his criticism of Jackson's meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) quoted. Films shown. [RUSTIN - says Jackson's visit was catastrophe for peace and civil rights; comments on black-Jewish relations, Yasir Arafat; mentions Baader-Meinhof group in Germany, Red Brigade in Japan and Ku Klux Klan here.]
REPORTER: Vic Aicken
(NYC) Jackson's response quoted; Jackson said guest at luncheon given by Arab League. Films shown. [JACKSON - says United States national security is jeopardizing Mideast; mentions Andrew Young, Mayor Richard Hatcher, SCLC.] Jackson reported saying he would continue talking with PLO.
REPORTER: Al Johnson
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.