CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 1980
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(Studio) Possibility of largest recall in United States automotive history reported; Trans. Department said discovering transmission defects in 16 million Fords. Details given; 1971 recall of General Motors vehicles mentioned. Traffic Safety Admin. said holding hearings next month before deciding on recall; Ford noted denying problem.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Death of baby in Thunderbird in Hartford, WI, allegedly due to transmission slip, recalled; films shown. [Jury foreman Kenneth MICH - reads court decision.] Injury to Albert Allison outlined. [ALLISON - describes experience.] Alleged number of deaths and injuries attributed to problem reported [Center for Auto Safety spokesperson Clarence DITLOW - comments.] Ford's defense outlined. [Ford auto safety director Roger MAUGH - comments.] Ford Motor Company demonstration film shown; their charge that same situation exists for Chrysler and Chrysler's denial noted.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
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