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Supersonic Transport / Nixon / Congressional Reaction / Concorde #205644

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon to ask Congress for $96 million for supersonic transport development Govt. to spend $1.25 billion in all. Total figure expected to be recovered in sales royalties.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [President NIXON - says supersonic transport to be built. Wants to keep United States No. 1 in air transport. Can bring world closer.] [Transportation Secretary John VOLPE - says supersonic transport not allowed to fly over population areas until noise factor within acceptable limits.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - comments on Congress fight.] While Washington gets most benefit, subcontracts to be spread over several states. [Senator William PROXMIRE - says should wait until private industry dvps. SST.] [Unidentified CONGMAN. - concerned over national prestige issue.] [Senator Clifford CASE - says progress can come at too high price.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Boeing representative says 1st supersonic transport test flights could be in 1972. French and British Concorde makes 41st test flight. It will break sound barrier in next 10 days
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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