NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 21, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(DC) Role of exports and imports in econs. of United States firms such as Prime Computer and protectionist issue faced by President Reagan examined. [Prime vice president John MASKE - explains company's reliance on exports.] [Nissan sales manager Steve KIMBALL - notes number employees possibly losing jobs due to protectionism.] Company employing John Little and Brian Barnhill cited as ex [pier One stores spokesperson Don KEVERN - notes number employees dependent on sales of foreign goods.] [REAGAN - recalls role of Smoot-Hawley tariff in Great Depression.] History of protectionist legislature reviewed; historical footage shown United States companies and towns adversely affected by imports considered. [Unemployed textile worker Frank REYNOLDS - describes his post-employment life.] Current status of United States textile ind described. [Walton Monroe Mills president G. Stephen FELKER - compares United States wage rates with those of China (PR).] Reagan's scheduled Mon speech on issue outlined.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine