NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1979
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(Studio) Need of peace in Egypt noted. Sadat actions with regard to Israel peace said related. Egypt's needs recounted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Egypt) Scenes shown. Poverty noted, rural and urban. Cairo air pollution noted. High unemp. noted. United States aid assessed; also United States trade, especially fast-food services. Kentucky Fried Chicken place filmed. Wealth of few described. Scenes of wedding reception shown. 5 new cities being built by government reported Absence of jobs said chronic. Threat of war, corrupt government, and domination by Anwar Sadat said factors. 1973 war, Egyptian crossing of Suez Canal, and Sadat's resultant popularity noted. Lack of foreign investments said block to prosperity. Fickle nature of populace considered. High of youth in Egypt said potential political time bomb. Sadat need of more United States aid noted. Egypt said in need of miracle.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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