CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) 3 years ago, CBS began survey of food prices in 4 cities.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Atlanta, Georgia) Bayer aspirin, chicken and milk only items below original survey price. Sugar has largest increase, but below `74 prices. Hormel bacon cut package size and incrd. price. Tomatoes, Coke and corn flakes incrd. over 50%. Items that cost $20 in 1973 cost $26.51
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
(Chicago, Illinois) Coke,cheese and toilet paper up from 1973. $19.99 worth of food in 1973 now costs $26.45.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry
(Los Angeles, California) Jell-o, toothpaste, cola drinks, packaged goods and dairy products up in price. Seasonal produce down. Items that cost $20 in 1973 now cost $25.19.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
(NYC) Coffee, butter, sugar and bread incrd. in price. 2 items decline. Items that cost $20.01 in 1973 cost $25.74 now.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg