NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) President Reagan's economy record since 1980 reviewed. [January 25, 1984, REAGAN - praises his economy program.] [Prof. Paul Craig ROBERTS, Martin FELDSTEIN, Walter HELLER, Dr. Alice RIVLIN - offer differing assessments of nation's economy recovery and implications of deficit for future; John F. Kennedy mentioned.] Current status of various economy factors such as inflation and unemployment outlined on screen, discussed. Reagan administration's growth in national debt noted. [HELLER - cites need to act on tax increase, cut back defense buildup and cut entitlements in 1985.] President Reagan's position on defense spending and taxes cited; implications for the poor of second Reagan administration considered. [WOMAN - describes family's lack of housing, food.] [Jerry REED - sings.] Details of Reagan's economy program outlined.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen