NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1979
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(Studio) Invitation by Georgia state legislature to Ray Charles to sing new Georgia state song, "Georgia On My Mind," reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Atlanta, Georgia) [WOMAN - sings Georgia's original state song.] Lack of popularity of song noted. [CHILDREN - sing "Dixie."] Representative Peggy Childs successful move to have "Georgia On My Mind" replace old song cited. Hoagy Carmichael mentioned. Opponents to Childs quoted. [MAN - comments.] Ray Charles' appearance at legislature reported [CHARLES - sings.]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez
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