NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1982
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(Studio) President and Mrs. Reagan reported guests at Howard Univ. fund-raising affair; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) President's efforts to improve his image with blacks examined. [Republican ntl. committee spokesperson Richard RICHARDS - notes public perception of Republican party] [REAGAN - denies allegations that he doesn't care about poor and disadvantaged.] Issue of Voting Rights Act extension and tuition tax loophole for private schools practicing racial discrimination recalled. [National Urban Coalition spokesperson M. Carl HOLMAN - thinks substantial change must occur.] Pol. boost given Republicans cands. by President's campaign among blacks considered.
REPORTER: John Palmer
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