NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 01, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Fragility of barrier islands along eastern United States coast noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Folly Island, SC) Conflict between conservationists and developers with regard to fate of barrier islands such as Bird Key, SC, Miami Beach, Florida, Folly Island, SC, examined; films shown. [Hotel owner Steve MUSS - notes benefits to hotel by Army Corps of Engineers' improvements on Miami Beach.] [Corps spokesperson Colonel James ADAMS - comments on face value of property.] Dilemma created by improvements said illustrated by Folly Island; details given. [MAN - comments.] Damage to islands by storms such as Hurricane Allen noted; population growth of Folly Island mentioned. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Interior Secretary assistant Robert HERBERT - calls development waste of money.] President Carter's exec. policy with regard to barrier islands recalled; amount spent by government for development cited. [HERBERT - comments.] Continuing conflict outlined. [WOMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell