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Reagan / Pittsburgh Speech #530194

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Major demonstration of unemployed steelworkers protesting President Reagan's economy policies shown, discussed. [REAGAN - acknowledges presence of protesters.] His tour of job retraining center later noted. [REAGAN - dismisses idea of health insurance for unemployed.] [Trainee Ray RAYFF - questions futility of job retraining.] [REAGAN - thinks jobs will be available.] Ron Bricker noted giving President his resume; White House said helping Bricker find job. No. steelworkers still laid off due to recession mentioned.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Response of unemployed steelworkers to President's job retraining program noted. [Rocky SCARLOTTO - doesn't think government understands situation.] Scarlotto's employment and retraining experience described; Governor Richard Thornburgh mentioned. Photo shown. [SCARLOTTO - recalls thinking job retraining would enable him to find new job.] [United Steelworkers spokesperson Mike BILCSIK - notes lack of jobs available for the retrained.]
REPORTER: Mary Nissenson

Mitchell, Andrea;
Mudd, Roger;
Nissenson, Mary

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