NBC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Earlier Segment 3 report on alleged dangers in steel-belted radial tires recalled. Congress hearing on subject noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details of House subcommittee hearing on alleged dangers of Firestone 500 steel-belted radials and accidents they contributed to given; chairperson John Moss' statement about number of accidents and results of these accidents in which Firestone 500 was contributing factor reported Refusal of Firestone officials to be interviewed for earlier report on subject mentioned; availability of Firestone official outside committee room today noted. [Firestone spokesperson Bernard FRAZIER - says whole thing has been blown up out of proportion. States that Firestone 500 is still being sold because there's no reason not to sell it and no safety hazard. Says sales at discount prices happen frequently in tire industry] Demands by consumer groups and some subcommittee members that government order recall of 500 series noted.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.