NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 06, 1976
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(Studio) Transportation Secretary William Coleman says auto. industry won't be forced to put air bags in cars, but he'll urge industry to install some in few models so public can see how air bags work.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Coleman says after people see advantages of bags, they'll demand them as standard equipment. [COLEMAN - notes advantages of bags.] Ralph Nader says public wants mandatory air bags now. [NADER - asks to be shown anyone who'd rather go through auto crash without bags.] Coleman's decision subject to review by Carter administration
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
(Studio) Comments with regard to issue of Ford Motors, Chrysler Corporation and General Motors Corporation noted; also noted are comments of Allstate Ins. Company
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) (Allstate test film shown.) Report on advantages of air bags according to Allstate Ins. [Allstate spokesperson Jack MARTENS - says when people realize bag won't slap them in face, ideas will change.]
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
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