NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 21, 1980
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(Studio) Report on Christmas sales introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(NYC) In NYC, sales said stronger this year than last. [SHOPPER - speaks of high prices.] Credit sales noted. Last minute rush said expected.
REPORTER: Denise Baker
(Atlanta, Georgia) Holiday business in South said good. Rich's Department Store cited. Credit card use said down. Fads said out. Videotape recorders and computer games said good sellers.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez
(Chicago, Illinois) Christmas trade in downtown Chicago said better than last yr., partly due to 1979 bus strike. Profits said not up in Chicago. Electronic games, videotape recorders said in demand. [Marshall Field and Company George KELLY - talks of shoppers.]
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil
(Los Angeles, California) Christmas sales said weak. Credit card use said down. After-Christmas sales noted. Bank of American quoted with regard to less use of cards.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff