ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Sturgeon Bay, WI: Chris Bury) Launching of last American-built merchant ship, the Kodiak, reported; details given, scenes shown. [Bay Shipbuilding Corporation Robert FISCHER - says its a sad day.] [Shipfitter Ted BRAUER - is sorry there are no more ships to build.] Layoffs in shipbuilding industry due to foreign competition reported [Bay Shipbuilding Corporation Allen POWELL - says ships built cheaper in Asia.] Future impact in wartime discussed. [US Navy Admiral (ret.) James HOLLOWAY - says we don't have shipbuilding base in case of war with USSR .] [FISCHER - says we can't get ships in a hurry, if we need them.] End of era in United States history noted.
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