NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 26, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. says lagging auto sales caused 1% drop in retail sales.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Retailers and President Carter hoping Christmas shopping goes well. So far, inventories piling up. Price cuts necessary before usual time to get items moving. [MAN - thinks things will pick up and economy will improve.] [WOMAN - says things are really expensive this year]
REPORTER: Evelyn Konrad
(Atlanta, Georgia) [1st MAN - likes to get shopping done early to beat crowds.] [2nd MAN - says prices are higher than ever. Credit cards help in buying.]
(Chicago, Illinois) More than half million shoppers today, police estimate. [GIRL - says clothes are more expensive.] [MAN - will spend more this yr. because he makes more.] General merchandise store predictions noted.
REPORTER: Al Johnson