CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1983
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(Studio) Projected gross national product for 2nd quarter and Pres Reagan's praise of econ. recovery reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) [Commerce Secretary Malcolm BALDRIGE - claims recovery is stable.] Implications of gross national product for nation's economy discussed. [Ind. analyst Barbara ALEXANDER - explains importance of figs. to average citizen.] Indications of improved economy outlined on screen, discussed; Los Angeles firm cited as ex. [Econ. Michael EVANS, Alan GREENSPAN - praise economy recovery.] No. Americans remaining unemployed mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
(Louisville, Kentucky) Impact of automation on General Elec. plant here examined; background recalled. [Former employee Bernie HILBERT - believes he's permanently lost job due to automation.] Incring. reliance of major inds. on automation as recovery conts. discussed; Union Pacific Corp., Du Pont cited as exs. Details outlined on screen. [General Elec. executive Richard BURKE - notes impact of Japanese competition.] Econ. impact of automation on General Elec. plant explained. [Employee Bill NOLTEMEYER - is fatalistic.] [MIT analyst Harley SHAIKEN - cites uniqueness of current automation trend.]
REPORTER: Ray Brady