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Economy: Oil Production / United States / Japan #576754

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Americans' poor memory of 1973 oil crisis featured; details outlined on screen. [Institution for International Economics Philip VERLEGER - says intervention wouldn't be as necessary if we had continued conservation efforts.] Reason for halt in energy conservation efforts detailed. [Alliance to Save Energy James WOLF - blames Ronald Reagan.] [Auto dealer Dennis RIPPEON - comments on buying habits.] United States short-term options detailed. [VERLEGER - says gasoline price boost is most efficient way to save energy.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Diana Koricke) Japanese government request for people to save energy due to dependence on foreign oil featured; scenes shown from television campaign; Japanese preparedness learned from 1973 oil crisis examined; details outlined on screen; historical scenes shown. [Ministry of international trade and industry Midori TANI - comments on sense of vulnerability.] Alternative power sources mentioned. [Salomon Brothers, Incorporated, Asia Robert FELDMAN - says Japan is the little pig who built a brick house.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Koricke, Diana;
Myers, Lisa

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