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Sunday Journal (Massachusetts Miracle) #553676

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) Governorship of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis featured; details given, scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - asks how economy condition in Massachusetts came to be referred to as "Massachusetts miracle."] television ads for Dukakis shown. Econ. renaissance in Massachusetts during Dukakis' governorship described. [Bank of Boston economy James HOWELL - says Dukakis deserves very little credit.] Explosion of high-tech companies due to research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere noted contributing to Massachusetts's prosperity. [Local COMIC - ribs Dukakis.] Role of defense spending in Massachusetts economy noted. [Harvard economy Robert REICH - explains Dukakis' impt. role.] Dukakis' programs detailed. Closing of General Motors Corporation plant announced. [DUKAKIS - says national economy is softening.] [While campaigning, DUKAKIS - says he balanced budget in Massachusetts.] [HOWELL - says Dukakis was forced into tax cuts.] [DUKAKIS - explains his tax plans; compares his leadership to that of football player Jim McMahon.] Experts' assertion that Massachusetts miracle could not be repeated in most states.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Release of Dukakis' financial statement reported; details given.

Myers, Lisa;
Utley, Garrick

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