NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon gives go ahead to build SST, Govt, to spend 90% of funds. Virtue is quickness of flight, Defect is sonic boom, It wont be allowed to fly overland,
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) [President NIXON - says necessary to build supersonic transport so United States can keep world leadership in air transport.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(DC) supersonic transport is abstract leadership project. Few Americans will get to fly it. Value lies in belief American craft should fly world trade rtes. Pol, turbulence expected
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Seattle, WA) Boeing resumes production, Cost 1/2 billion so far. Commercial use not expected until 1978. Competitive USSR and French planes to fly 4 years sooner than SST. American model faster and bigger.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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