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No B-1 / Reaction #252932

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1977
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(Studio) Reaction to bomber decision is quick. In San Francisco, Gerald Ford says it's mistake. (Film shown.) [FORD - says it's too big a gamble.] Reaction also comes from Congress, Pentagon, and plane's builder
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Representative John RHODES - calls it rank amateurism.] [Senator Robert BYRD - is pleased.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - doesn't admire President who puts campaign promises before nation's good.] [Senator George McGOVERN - notes savings to nation and says Carter has protected own credibility.] [Representative Robert DORNAN - says USSR fighter pilots cheer.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - doesn't believe USSR has reason to rejoice.] Representative George Mahon, chairperson of House Appropriations Committee says he ` Il resist attempts to eliminate money for bomber from final appropriations bill.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) Reaction at Pentagon said to be stunned disbelief. Air Force gens. had expected Carter to go ahead with at least half of requested bombers. Defense Secretary Brown's recommendations with regard to bomber and cruise missile noted. Missile is modern version of World War II buzz bomb; capabilities noted. (Defense Department film shown.) Modernization of B-52's, many of which saw Vietnam action, has been in progress. Cost was major factor in B-1 decision.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(El Segundo, California) At Rockwell International plant in California, headquarters for bomber, engineers aren't sure with regard to jobs now. [MEN - cite surprise at decision.] Bomber division president, Bastian Hello, says he was taken by surprise. [HELLO - notes layoffs to come.] Estimates of effect of decision on jobs in California and other states noted.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Studio) Trading of Rockwell stock was halted for 4 hrs. after announcement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Jones, Phil;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:05:40

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