CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 13, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Impt. of issue of keeping American number 1 as United States appears to be losing on the trade front to foreign competition featured. [Charles HANSEN - says something is wrong when you go to McDonald's and older man takes your order.] Poll reported showing Americans' concern with being number 1. [Roosevelt Center William GALLSTON - says people feel we need to put American first.] [Pol. analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - says people are ready for serious discussion from president cands.] Forms issue has taken on '88 campaign trail detailed. [Pat ROBERTSON, Governor Michael DUKAKIS, Jesse JACKSON - campaign about United States and its future.] campaign. efforts of Vice President George Bush and Senator Paul Simon mentioned. Senator Albert Gore reported switching campaign message from foreign policy to domestic matters. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - talks about US' economy destiny.] Poll reported suggesting Americans feel need to get own nation in order. [GALLSTON - says even blue collar Democrats oppose bashing foreign competitors.] Link of issue of making United States number 1 and president cands. reiterated. [HANSEN - says American needs president who will look out for American people.] Issue of promise of jobs for Americans introd.
(NYC: Lynn Brown) Job front in Normal, Illinois, due to foreign investment featured; scenes shown of Diamond-Star Motors Corporation plant. [RESIDENTS - say plant will bring in jobs.] [Pol. economy Pat CHOATE - says plant jobs will be low-wage assembly jobs.] Magnet effect of plant, such as one in Normal, on bringing in other industry and other jobs detailed. [Illinois trade official Paul O'CONNOR - discusses spin-offs.] Closing of Volkswagen plant in Westmoreland Cnty., Pennsylvania, featured; impact on American workers noted. [WORKERS - comment.] Spinoffs noted not happening in Pennsylvania county [Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce spokesperson John SKIAVO - discusses myth of new industry] Competition for industry noted. [Kennedy School of Govt. Robert REICH -discusses problem of competitive bidding wars.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Impact of falling dollar reported creating new market for American goods overseas. Report introduced.
(Oak View, California: David Dow) Exporting of American wines from California's Napa Valley featured; scenes shown. [California vintner Robert MONDAVI - explains new market] Falling dollar noted making wine cheaper to buy. [Norwegian wine monopoly spokesperson Thor Richard TEIEN - says wine is cheaper.] [US Wine Institution president John DeLUCA - says dollar's fall has provided opportunity.] Sale of California wine to Japan reported [Toyota United States of America vice president Robert BEST - discusses exports to Japan.] [USC spokesperson Richard DROBNICK - discusses impact on changing market on French wines.] [DeLUCA - discusses foreign market] Foothold for American wine overseas noted. [Wente Brothers Wines spokesperson Carolyn WENTE - discusses demand.]