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Car Prices, Safety #224785

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 12, 1972
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(Studio) Price Commission holds hearings into Chrysler and American Motors request for price increase on 1973 cars. Auto mfrs. argue they should be able to recover costs of new equipment to meet federal safety and pollution control standards. Consumer affairs director, Virginia Knauer, criticizes defective cars.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Big Spring, Texas) Chrysler dealer Dewey Ray refuses to sell small cars because he considers them unsafe. On TV, shows film by Ins. Institute for Highway Safety demonstrating subcompact car crashed. [RAY - doesn't want to be a party to a serious injury or death resulting from small car crash.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Detroit, Michigan) [Chrysler safety engineer Roy HAFUSLER - says big car is safer.]
REPORTER: Luther Brown

Brown, Luther;
Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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