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Bush / Japan Visit / Trade / Automobile Industry #137853

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 1992
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Introduction bypassed. (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Brit Hume) Resumption of President Bush's trade talks in Japan following his illness featured; scenes shown from Tokyo; details given of trade agreements to open Japanese markets to US-made auto parts, cars and other products. [BUSH - jokes about the flu; reviews his visit.] [Ford chairman Harold POLING, General Motors Corporation chairman Robert STEMPEL, auto parts executive J.P. REILLY - say auto industry agreements are inadequate.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Assessment of Bush's trip by auto assembly liners featured; scenes shown from Atlanta Ford plant. [Two auto WORKERS - comment.] [Former Ford chief economist William NISKANEN - talks about auto industry jobs.] Issue of building right- hand drive cars and otherwise addressing the Japanese market noted. [MIT Paul KRUGMAN - criticizes auto executives.] Congressional Democrats said wanting to pass laws limiting imports of Japanese cars into the US.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Bill Redeker) Japanese car makers' view of their American counterparts featured; scenes shown from Tokyo trade mission talks. [Chrysler Lee IACOCCA; Nissan chairman Yutaka KUME - (thru translator) talk about auto industries.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bush noted unable to convince Japan to help fund the construction of an atom-smashing super collider.

Hume, Brit;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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