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Law and broadcast journalism constitute a workable and efective combination," said Carol Jenkins. "The laws of this country and the media are possibly the most powerful influences in our lives, and we need people in television news who understand the extent of those influences.

Hence, Jenkins is now enrolled as a student at New York Law School, which will broaden her scope as a reporter for "NewsCenter 4," the two-hour evening news program (Mondays through Fridays, 5-7 p.m.) on WNBC-TV, Channel 4, New York. 

She already is the possessor of a B.A. from Boston University, an M.A. from New York University, and has found time to study city government at the New School for Social Research.

Jenkins has learned the value of a broad knowledge during her experience as a network correspondent for ABC News, as a reporter and anchorperson for WOR-TV, and since February, 1973, with WNBC-TV, where she has been a general assignment reporter, and has anchored the 1 a.m. news. For several months, after "NewsCenter 4" inaugurated the two-hour, magazine-news format, Carol presented a feature, "How to Beat the System," which provided advice on how to obtain good buys in the essentials of city living.

She has since returned to the more diversified field of general assignments, which is in keeping with her earlier experience as a broadcast journalist. At WOR-TV, she presented a two-part series on Angela Davis; covered the lengthy, bitter, Newark teachers' strike; moderated a two-hour discussion on ecological problems on Earth Day, 1971; and was co-host of a daily public affairs program, "Straight Talk," with Mrs. Elinor Guggenheimer, new New York City Commissioner of Consumer Affairs.

As a correspondent for ABC News, she was involved in coverage of the 1972 Democratic convention, and narrated a documentary, "Tale of Two Cities," in which she explored revenue sharing, using two contrastinf communities—Newton, Mass., with its affluent residents, and poverty striken, Newark, N.J.

With WNBC-TV, Jenkins has accepted a similar variety of assignments. She covered returning POWs, and subjects of her interviews have included New York City Mayors Lindsay and Beame, Governors Rockefeller and Wilson, Senators Javits and Buckley. She has reported on crime, trials and political campaigns.

Jenkins, born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1944, moved with her family to Jamaica, L.I., when she was three. She attended Rhodes Preparatory School, Our Sviour Lutheran High School, and the Academy of Springfield Gardens prior to enrolling at Boston University. Honors as a broadcaster include the Harlem Preparatory School Service Award (1971); Ophelia DeVore School, Outstanding Achievement Award (1972); and Alabama State University Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement Award (1972). She is married to Carlos E. Hines; they live in New York City.

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