NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) Factors affecting black America's future economy and soc. progress examined; scenes shown. [1964, Lyndon JOHNSON - announces war on poverty.] Middle-class success recalled illustrated by the Haskell family. [Soc. scientist Charles MURRAY - questions nation's priorities.] Murray's "Losing Ground", considered Bible of Reagan administration in regards to soc. programs, outlined. [MURRAY - calls for halt to variety of welfare programs.] [National Urban League spokesperson John JACOB - disagrees; explains.] [Community organization Bill JOHNSON - cites need for grass roots program to improve blacks' academic standing.] [Bill SMITH - counsels youngster.] Urban League program noted. [MURRAY - believes whites can't ignore black society's needs.] [JOHNSON - agrees.] Series' examination of problems illustrated by Gloria Cockerell and family reviewed.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley