ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's approval of plan to double spending on United States civil defense in next 5 years reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details about new United States plans given. Evacuation of cities noted as heart of plan. Films shown, include those to be used in new program and those used in 1960's with regard to building shelters. Planners' belief that chances for survival can be improved for many in event of USSR nuclear attack stated; their admission that it would be difficult to evacuate crowded areas along eastern and west coasts and in Chicago-Detroit area reported USSR expenditures on civil defense outlined. Photos shown, courtesy Dr. Leon Goure. Cuban missile crisis mentioned. Plan's conception cited to be attempt to improve chances of surviving nuclear war, but also as White House bid to take away strength from congress opponents of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham