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Consumer Protection / President Plan #200925

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Pres Nixon sends Congress "Buyers' Bill of Rights."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Plan incls.: permanent White House Consumer Office; Justice Department Prosecutor; higher product standards; FTC (Federal Trade Commission) reform; and right for class action Court suits against unfair market practices. [Consumer Affairs Advisor Virginia KNAUER - says Bill to give justice to consumer.] [Former President Assistant Betty Furness MIDGELY - says office must be given power and money and larger staff.] [Consumer Advocate Ralph NADER - says message too vague in areas. Doesn't give consumer protection so badly needed.] Nader and Congmen. to try for stronger Bill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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