CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1974
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(Studio) CBS food shoppers confirm high prices.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Chicago, Illinois) [SHOPPER - calls prices outrageous.] [2nd SHOPPER - says things out of sight.] Meats, eggs, frozen vegetables, cereals, detergents, paper products, shortening higher. Only bacon, cheese and butter lower. In Mar. 1973, same groceries costing $19.99, now $24.87.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Atlanta, Georgia) Bananas, tomatoes, meats, Tide detergent, Bayer aspirin, and 5 pounds sugar higher. [CHECKOUT ATTENDANT - says customers blame her for prices.] Items costing $20.00 in Mar., 1973, now $25.95.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
(NYC) 5 pounds bag sugar, chicken, eggs, butter, fresh and frozen produce higher. Potatoes lower. [SHOPPER - says on fixed pension. Most items beyond means. Writes to her Congman. and belongs to orgs. trying to get prices down.] In Mar. 1973; $20.01. Now $23.51.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton
(Los Angeles, California) Nonfood items and Crisco oil up. [SHOPPER - says prices out of line.] Tomatoes and grapefruit up. Jelly and Coca-Cola down. Cost $20.00 in Mar. 1973. Now $23.18.
REPORTER: Milagros Ardin