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Auto Industry #507685

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 05, 1980
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(Studio) September auto sales, both domestic and imports, noted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Elmhurst, Illinois) Customers' reaction to 1980 models of United States cars cited. [CUSTOMER - comments.] Chrysler's efforts to attract buyers outlined. [Auto manager Tom MUISENGA - comments.] Efforts by some companies such as Chevrolet to sell off 1980 inventory rather than promote 1981 stock noted. [SALESMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(DC) Changing political attitude towards auto mfrs. outlined; government-backed loans to Chrysler mentioned. President Carter said having to decide soon re: for. car market; details given. [Trans. Secretary Neil GOLDSCHMIDT - comments on Japan-US auto relations; mentions ambassador Reubin ambassador Askew.] [Question of gasoline mileage requirements examined.] [GOLDSCHMIDT - comments] Possibility that government will be needed for aid in next decade mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Tokyo, Japan) Japan's efforts to cope with United States auto industry's problems said illustrated by joint effort between Ford and Toyota; details given. [Toyota Motor Sales Company spokesperson Akira KAWAHARA - (thru translator) comments.] Toyota's modification of some car models outlined.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw

Hager, Robert;
O'Neil, Roger;
Pauley, Jane;
Upshaw, Jim

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