NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) City's Labor Day parade noted not include President Reagan; his visit to Gracie Mansion and Mayor Ed Koch examined; films shown. Controversial project for Manhattan's west side noted recing. federal funds. [REAGAN - acknowledges parade; calls for government-labor unity.] His presentation of symbolic check to New York City discussed.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(NYC) Parade examined; films shown. [Central labor council president Harry VAN ARSDALE - denies snubbing President] [AFL-CIO President Lane KIRKLAND - considers Reagan's trip to New York City a gimmick.] Purpose of trip outlined; participation of PATCO mbrs., include president Robert Poli, noted. [POLI - thinks support for striking air traffic controllers is growing.]
REPORTER: Willie Monroe