NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 13, 1976
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(Studio) Admin. meets with consumers.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Evanston, Illinois) White House regional conference on consumer representation plans held, [Agriculture Secretary Earl BUTZ - says will do best to improve consumer participation.] Depts. of Commerce, Agriculture, Treasury, Defense,, General Services Admin. and Small Bus. Admin. present. [Public Action Council Jam SCHAKOWSKI - says no structural changes proposed. There are no legal rights for consumers.] [Consumer adviser Virginia KNAUER - asks for suggestions.] [SCHAKOWSKI - recommends that Ford not veto Consumer Protection Agency.] Consumer group says entire conference was fraud. Knauer says rights presented as new were rights consumers already have.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson