Search the Archive

Special Segment (Black America) (Part V) #546135

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:05:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.