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Supersonic Transport / Boeing #216718

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1971
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(Studio) Boeing Bd. Chairperson William Allen estimates cost $1 billion to restart SST project.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [ALLEN - says $1 billion figure may be high; rather estimate too high than too low; won't urge government to act on false premise.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Reasons for high project restarting costs examined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seattle, WA) Film shows empty supersonic transport project bldgs.; Boeing needs new government contract; must restart hundreds of subcontracts if project revived.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Studio) House vote to revive SST, yesterday, result of well organized campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Campaign led by Representative Gerald Ford. [Representative Philip RUPPE - says changed vote; convinced could continue project while determining whether SST problems solvable.] [Representative Robert MICHAELS - says voted for supersonic transport because Admin. wants it.] [Representative John DAVIS - says voted for supersonic transport because promised help in getting Lockheed Aircraft Corporation loan approved.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Kurtis, Bill;
Morton, Bruce

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