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Economy #496655

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1978
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(Studio) Results of NBC News-AP poll on public view of economy, wage-price guidelines and price rises noted. Public support for cutting government spending reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Results of poll questions and responses given.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Contd. consumer spending despite pessimistic view of economy reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Report on retail sales, using Chicago as example [Chicago Commerce and Ind. spokesperson John COULTER - says Christmas sales could help merchants catch up with price index increase] Expected Christmas sales ntnwide. outlined.
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

(NYC) Cities' report of strong business in entertainment and travel-related inds. noted. New York City given as example; situations at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC Hilton, New York City Sheraton and Americana Hotels described. [Americana Hotel spokesperson Robert PERILLA - says business has been phenomenal.] Success of Broadway shows bringing in audiences reported, with musicals "Annie", "Grease" and "Ballroom" given as exs. New York Restaurant Association report on its success stated.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) President Carter's meeting with reporters in morning, his comments on anti-inflation policy and later meeting with business leaders noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter's address to group on anti-inflation reported [CARTER - says indications are that special interest groups won't like his tentative cuts in 1980 budget.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Upcoming Segment 3 report outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Levine, Irving R.;
Quarles, Norma;
Woodruff, Judy

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