NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1972
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(Studio) AFL-CIO President George Meany blasts price controls. Natl. Association Mfrs. calls Meany "George in Wonderland."
(DC) Meany says price controls don't work. Brings food pkgs. to show contents of food pkgs. reduced. [MEANY - says Phase 2 unfair. No consumer representative on commission Prices rise, but wages frozen.] [Robert LANZILLOTTI, commissioner questions Meany.] [MEANY - says they aren't consumers, but business-oriented individuals.] [Wilson NEWMAN - asks Meany his intentions regarding individual mbrs.] [MEANY - denies this intention. Says "don't give a damn."] Meany, off Pay Bd., now declares war on price controls. Possible Nixon defeat in `72 campaign foreseen on economic issue.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine