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Supersonic Transport / Senate Vote #215677

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1971
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(Studio) Senator votes 51-46 against funds for SST.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vote major defeat for aerospace industry, AFL-CIO and President Nixon; votes of various Senators listed. [Senator William PROXMIRE - delighted, knew would be close.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says vote for negativism; reflects feelings of persons believing technology can't fulfill social and economic goals and maintain-quality environmental; finds negative approach disturbing; regrets thousands of workers lose jobs as result; supersonic transport dead.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd: Artist Burt Silverman

(Studio) Impact of vote hardest at Boeing plant.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seattle, WA) Film shows Boeing supersonic transport workers hearing news of vote. [Unidentified WORKERS - express opinions concerning vote.] 80,000 worked at Boeing Plant year ago, soon 1/2 that number remain.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) President Nixon says vote severe blow to United States aerospace leadership supersonic transport Fed. Mgr. William Magruder, says banks tentatively declined to offer private financing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Mudd, Roger;
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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