CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) gross national product and consumer price index figs. illustration Report introduced.
(NYC: Ray Brady) Econ. reports' impact upon Christmas sales featured; details given, scenes shown. This year's mergers discussed. [Retail consultant Harry BERNARD - comments on situation.] [SHOPPER - complains that quality goods are lacking.] Stores noted dismissing middle mgrs. in order to pay off debts incurred during mergers. [Bloomingdale's chairperson Marvin TROWE - says customer service is excellent at his stores.] [SHOPPER, retail analyst Kathy ELLIS - comment on lack of service in stores.] Econs. quoted with regard to price increases
(Studio: Dan Rather) President-elect George Bush quoted with regard to budget deficit.
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