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Economy: Figures / Politics of Economy #118066

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monthly economy figs. for inflation, housing starts and personal income given. Report introduced.

(NYC: Ken Prewitt) Pols. of economy featured; scenes shown. [In 1980 and 1984, Ronald REAGAN - asks if American is better off than before.] [Econs. Allen SINAI, David JONES, Irwin KELLNER - discuss economy] Role of "discomfort index," which combines inflation and unempl. rates, in president elecs. since 1976 outlined on screen. [JONES - discusses problems in the economy] Post- recession slumps examined. [KELLNER - comments on recessions.] Governor Michael Dukakis' stmts. on economy noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Prewitt, Ken

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