NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) [Undersecretary Defense William PERRY - praises Trident.] [Trident opponent Mrs. Jerry PETERSON - criticizes Trident.] United States Navy film shown. Trident described. Bangor, WA, film shown. Navy controversy prior to 1974 keel laying of first Trident recalled. Hyman Rickover advocacy of Trident cited. Film shown. [Center for Defense Info. William FLANNERY - speaks of Rickover infl.] General Dynamics as recipient of Trident contract noted. Electric Boat Div. especially noted. Prod. cost overruns reported [Undersecretary Navy James WOOLSEY - notes management problems of Electric Boat.] [Shipyard manager Takis VELIOTIS - speaks of management improvements.] Other problems cited. Groton, Connecticut, film shown. Delay in prod. said to continue; cost said up 100%. Smaller sub said under consideration.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker