NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1981
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(Studio) January unemployment reported; unemployment rate for minority teenagers noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [PEOPLE - comment on efforts to find jobs.] Unemployment among black teenagers examined in detail; Greg Williams' situation noted as ex. President Reagan's proposed economy measures to help ease the problem recalled. [January 29, 1980, REAGAN - blames minimum wage for unemployment; mentions Great Depression.] Reagan's proposed program for teenagers outlined. [Representative Louis STOKES - comments.] Restaurant industry's use of teenage labor and criticism that Reagan's plan would hurt working adults noted. [Marriott Corporation president J. Willard MARRIOTT - comments.] Pros and cons of theory surrounding special minimum wage for teenagers discussed. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Prof. Walter WILLIAMS - comments.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - comments.] [TEENAGERS - respond.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine