NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 1979
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(Studio) Congress approval of broader rule-making authority for FTC (Federal Trade Commission) few years ago recalled. FTC's actions in area of consumer protection reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(No location given) FTC's considered action against television ad industry, specifically children's ads, and against AMA, particularly with regard to physicians' abilities to advertise, noted. [FTC chairperson Michael PERTSCHUK - says agency is concerned with helping consumer fight inflation.] [US Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Jeffrey JOSEPH - says voters are rebelling against government regulatory involvement.] Other proposed regulations by FTC (Federal Trade Commission) listed, with regard to optometrists' ads, funeral and used car inds.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington