ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Detroit: Chris Bury) Decision by General Motors Corporation to close plants and lay off employees featured; statistical projections on layoffs and closing of assembly plants and factories outlined on screen. [GM chairman Robert STEMPEL - says a leaner, more efficient General Motors Corporation is coming.] [Shearson-Lehman Joe PHILLIPPI - says General Motors Corporation is being forced to downsize.] Historical film shown of General Motors Corporation assembly line. [University of Michigan David COLE - says GM must do it to survive.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) General Motors Corporation said planning to close either the assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, or in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
(Arlington, Texas: Linda Pattillo) Reaction to news from General Motors Corporation employees in Arlington featured; scenes shown. [Five WORKERS - comment.] Importance of General Motors Corporation plant to local business cited. [Restaurant owner Jack HANNA - comments.] [Plant worker Richard LOUCK - comments.]
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