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Nixon / New Economy Policy #218658

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1971
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(Studio) New economic policy means schools may impose higher tuition fees, teachers, policemen and firemen may receive scheduled pay raises during 90 day wage-price freeze; postage rate increases, military pay raise may be delayed; Congress leaders meet with President Nixon.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Congress leaders assure Nixon quick action will be taken to implement new policy. [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says doesn't know how cooperative Congress will be 1 1/2 mos. from now.][Senator- Robert P. GRIFFIN - says Congress leaders indicated President Nixon would receive support he needs.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - thinks Nixon must take steps beyond freeze to solve economy problems.] President Nixon beginning cross-country spking. tour tonight.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) AFL-CIO President George Meany calls new policy tax bonanza for corps.; Labor Secretary James D. Hodgson says Meany out of step with labor rank and file.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:20

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