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Special Segment (Black America) (Part IV) #546118

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Econ. and soc. implications of declining number of black college students and education system's failure in general of black America examined; scenes shown. [University of Michigan spokesperson Harold SHAPIRO, University of California at Los Angeles spokesperson Juan LARA - blame high school for not educating black students sufficiently.] Related statistics outlined. [high school spokesperson Joetta MIAL - notes students' perception of situation.] [Vincent MARTIN - recalls dropping out of college due to inability to receive financial aid.] [Dee HUNTER - claims univs. no longer help those who need it the most; notes perceptions of many toward post-graduation opportunities.] [Dr. Martin ALLEN - notes pessimism of most black students toward college.] Job opportunities offered most black college graduates said on par with those offered white HS graduates; University of California at Los Angeles graduate Larry Young's experience cited as example [YOUNG - feels his education is worthless.] [high school STUDENTS - discuss issue.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Part V announced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Reporter(s):
Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:05:20

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