NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 2009
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(White House: Chuck Todd) Signs of hope in the jobs report featured; scenes shown of President Obama in Allentown, Pennsylvania; details given about his jobs plan, which will be paid for with bailout money. [OBAMA – says we’ve still got a long way to go; responds to a student advocating the legalization of prostitution, gambling and drugs to stimulate the economy.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN – says the job market is still very tough.] [Allentown business leader Susan KENNEDY – states banks need to make loans.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The unemployment rate for blacks vs. whites cited.
(New York: Ron Allen) The employment gap between blacks and whites examined; graph shown of unemployment among college graduates by race; details given about the lack networks to provide connections for minority professionals. [At a job fair, lawyer Shirette SMITH- wonders about the role of race in hiring.] [Economic Policy Institute Algernon AUSTIN- comments on a test in which “Emily” and “Greg” résumés got more positive responses than “Lakeisha” and “Jamal” résumés.] [Management for Leadership Tomorrow Amanda ROBERTS- says we focus on providing access and opportunities.] [Unemployed Andre McNAIR- comments.]