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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1978
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(Studio) Revised gross national product for 2nd quarter of year reported; inflation figs. for period also noted. President Carter's address to steelworkers convention in Atlantic City, include remarks on inflation, outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Carter's campaigning for local candidates and participation in electronically controlled groundbreaking for new FAA testing facility prior to speaking to steelworkers described. Is noted as Carter's 1st opportunity to test public reaction since Camp David. [CARTER - announces upcoming revelation of new, tougher anti-inflation plans; outlines these.] Carter's opposition to wage and price controls mentioned.
REPORTER: David Garcia

(Studio) President's meeting with anti-inflation advisers upon return from Atlantic City detailed. Info. learned about Carter's plans stated. GAO's report on cost of political promise made by Carter administration given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Planned overhaul of USS Saratoga and possibility that it will cost more than originally estimated because of campaign pledge by Vice President Walter Mondale in 1976 reported Mondale's promise to protect government workers in Philadelphia noted; announcement in April by Vice President that Saratoga would be overhauled in Philadelphia, rather than Navy's choice of Newport News, Virginia, stated. [Representative Paul TRIBBLE - details Navy study of effects on cost and employment in shipyards across country if work done in Philadelphia.] Defense Department film shown. Navy's reversal of 1st study, recent General Accounting Office study and 3rd Navy study now underway mentioned. Congress to take up issue in new year
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Garcia, David;
Reynolds, Frank;
Wordham, Bill

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