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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1971
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(Studio) supersonic transport opponents and supporters make last efforts to gain Senator votes on supersonic transport funds tomorrow; vote expected to be close.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) supersonic transport supporters claim Congress approval of $434 million in next 3 years all needed to answer environmental questions; excerpt of Boeing promotional film shown. [Senator Henry JACKSON - says certain can get answers to remaining questions about supersonic transport by building 2 prototypes.] [Air Transport Association Spokesperson Stuart TIPTON - lists information needed about SST; doesn't think all questions answered in 100 hrs. testing paid for by Govt. funds.] [Boeing supersonic transport Vice President Bob WITHINGTON - says 3-4,000 hrs. testing needed before supersonic transport certified for commercial service; thinks economy and environmental questions answered in 1st few hundred hrs.] Boeing may ask for more test money beyond 100 hrs. [JACKSON - in response to reporter question, cannot say money for 100 hrs. supersonic transport testing will be last fed. government may have to provide.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) Charles Lindbergh doesn't think supersonic transport should be built.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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