NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported recommending that Japan's Toshiba Corporation be punished with trade sanctions for selling computer technology to USSR . President Reagan reported threatening to veto trade bill. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Proposed sanctions against Toshiba listed on screen. Letter of objection from Secretary of State George Shultz and other cabinet mbrs. quoted on screen. [Senator Jake GARN - says national security more important than television sets.] Bill's aim noted to reduce trade deficit. Reagan noted disagreeing with bill's major premises. [Representative Dan ROSTENKOWSKI - says deficit has to be reduced.] Bill outlined. Representative Jim Wright quoted with regard to bill. Congress reported not having enough votes to override president veto.