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Economy: North American Free Trade Agreement / Mexico #149906

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lobbying by President Clinton to get support in Congress for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reported; Clinton's problems with Democrats, labor unions and Ross Perot, who oppose it, outlined. New chief foreign correspondent Garrick Utley introduced.

(Mexico City: Garrick Utley) The economic revolution in Mexico examined; scenes shown of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signing the pact. The impact of American corporate behemoths and US-style Mexican giants on the economy, especially the small store, detailed; store scenes shown. The question raised as to how many American jobs will be lost or created.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Washington story reintroduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Clinton's promotion of the free trade agreement featured; scenes shown of Clinton with former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George Bush, all of whom support the pact. [CLINTON - says it will be a hard fight.] [BUSH, CARTER, FORD - back NAFTA.] [Senator Robert DOLE - comments.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Utley, Garrick

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