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Economy #502989

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Rise in consumer prices in January noted; dollar devaluation over last 10 years reported Reasons for dollar loss in January stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of consumer price index for January given. National Cattlemen's Association statements with regard to rise in beef prices noted. [Association spokesperson Lauren CARLSON - comments on reasons for beef increases]
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) January increase in hospital costs mentioned. Report is on WA's ability to hold hospital costs down, with help from hospitals.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Seattle, WA) Details given about functions of WA's state hospital commission Stevens Memorial Hospital given as example of one regulated by commission [Hospital administration John SMILEY - comments.] [Commission director Frank BAKER - comments.] Federal government's plans to set up ntnwide. hospital cost rpting. system noted.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Savitch, Jessica;
Sternoff, Bill

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