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Economy / Christmas #508107

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1980
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(Studio) Reporter introd.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Anticipated Christmas shopping season here examined. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Store manager Joseph LAMPARSKI - comments.] [Salvation Army director Virginia POORE - comments.] Role of rising cost of basic necessities mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(Atlanta, Georgia) Pre-Christmas economy situation here discussed; anticipated sales at Sears Roebuck noted. [Store manager Jack NAGEL - comments.] Sales of specific items and implications outlined. [PEOPLE - comment.] Inflation's impact cited.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(NYC) Typical Saks Fifth Avenue customer profiled. [Ann McMANN - says she buys for quality.] Store's sales this year discussed. [Saks director Gerald MATHEWS - comments.] Mathews' defense of customers mentioned.
REPORTER: Denise Baker

Baker, Denise;
Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley;
O'Neil, Roger

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