NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 21, 1980
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(Studio) Disagreement among economists with regard to recession noted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(DC) Commerce Department recalled declaring recession over; government economist Courtenay Slater quoted on screen. White House reaction also recalled. [September 8, 1980, President CARTER - comments.] Role of hsing. starts, retail sales, auto sales, factory orders, industry product in determining end of recession outlined. [Council of Econ. advisers chairperson Charles SCHULTZE - says he doesn't claim end of recession yet.] [Reagan adviser Alan GREENSPAN - discusses situation.] [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Rudolph PENNER - comments.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson George PERRY - comments.] Possible political motive of early claim of recession's end considered.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine