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American Agenda (Economy: American Cars) #126619

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Ned Potter) America's addiction to gas-guzzling cars examined; scenes shown to illustrate American love for high-powered cars. [Worldwatch Institution Christopher FLAVIN - says cars' fuel economy should be improved.] Development of gas-saving cars in Europe and Japan detailed; examples given of improvements that are being researched; scenes shown of Volvo prototype. [Volvo's Ulf JANSSON - comments.] Response of American auto industry given. [Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW - says auto industry is wrong.] Americans' driving habits noted. [Chrysler president Robert LUTZ - says fuel prices must be raised to get public's attention.] Suggestions from Energy Department and response to them from other branches of the administration cited. [Secretary of Transportation Samuel SKINNER - says government can't mandate requirements.]

Potter, Ned;
Sawyer, Diane

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