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Firestone 500 Tire Safety Issue / Government Probe #55552

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Govt. investigation of allegations that Firestone 500 steel-belted radial tires are unsafe noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Testimony about alleged danger of defective Firestone radials, to National Highway Traffic Safety Admin., outlined. One such case noted involves wreck of Chevrolet car in Myrtle Beach, SC, in which Crystal Clement, Peggy Lee and passenger were killed and Edward and Selana Clement were injured. Photo shown. [Firestone spokesperson Bernard FRAZIER - states company reaction.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Firestone's announced lowering of projected profits for year, largely due to publicity with regard to radial tires, noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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