Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after host Chuck Todd detailed a 1965 report on the African-America family written by then Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw said he was right we need to spend money to rebuild inner cites the way the Marshall Plan did in Europe after World War II.
Brokaw said, “Moynihan was attacked by the left he was vilified for his very candid, very honest description of what was going on in the inner city. What was going on in the inner city a number of black families were getting out and getting education. They have not gone back. We have left across America in every city is way too many crime, way too much unemployment, substandard education and very little hope. If we had seized that moment across the country and black leaders had said it breaks my heart but Pat Moynihan is right and we have to do something about it.”
He added, “This is a time for us to have a Marshall Plan if you will, for cities.”
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