CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Trade deficit figs. illustration Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Brady) Impt. of lowering trade deficit figs. noted. [Econ. Lawrence KROHN - says Americans need to stop purchasing foreign goods.] Japan reported wanting to buy technology to build F-16 fighter planes rather than actual planes; thereby helping United States reduce trade deficit. [Trade analyst Clyde PRESTOWITZ, defense industry spokesperson Joel JOHNSON - comment on situation.] General Dynamics Corporation noted manufacturing F-16s; details given, scenes shown. [PRESTOWITZ - comments on impact of sale of technology to Japan.] [JOHNSON, Senator Robert BYRD - comment on situation.] President Bush's trip to Tokyo mentioned.
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