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(Studio) Possible effect of September consumer price index figs. on election noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) CPI and implications for President Reagan's campaign examined. [MAN - attributes Reagan's leadership to economy turnaround.] Inflation rate since 1980 graphed on screen. [WOMAN - isn't as frightened about econ. now.] Failure of Nixon, Ford and Carter admins. to reduce prices recalled. [September, REAGAN - praises economy recovery.] [Mondale economy adviser Walter HELLER - believes reduction in oil prices, unrelated to Reagan administration, is responsible for reduced inflation rate.] [Treasury Secretary Don. REGAN - claims administration planned current situation.] Other factors influencing prices during Reagan administration reviewed. [WOMAN - supports Reagan.] [HELLER - warns of day of reckoning well after election]
REPORTER: Ray Brady
- Brady, Ray;
- Rather, Dan
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