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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 20, 1970
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(Studio) Admin. pressures Assistant Commerce Secretary Kenneth Davis to resign; Davis criticized United States tariff policies; met with White House Cnsl. John Ehrlichman today.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [DAVIS - reports administration resents Davis' public dissent, bypassing Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans.; feels Nixon too insulated between domestic and foreign advisers.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Congress debates foreign trade.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) House Ways and Means Committee considers bill to reverse United States trade trend; Chairperson Wilbur Mills fears open trade policy hurting domestic inds.; wants tariff wall. [Senator Strom THURMOND - claims American jobs and business destroyed by for. competition.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(SC) Cotton industry hurt by imported textiles; 50,000 American textile workers lose jobs; Japan and Germany export good, cheap prdts. [Farmer John CANON - tells of difficulty competing with cheap foreign labor.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb (narrates)

(DC) State Department wants free trade. [Press trade negotiations representatives Carl GILBERT - says imports not bad, cause problems only in certain areas; imports help break inflation.] Commerce Department favors tariffs to protect American industry [Assistant Commerce Secretary Kenneth DAVIS - tells of United States government responsibility to American business and labor.] Nixon administration favors trade and shifting policy to aid Americans in election year
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:07:00

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