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Economy: Recession / Bush / Polls / UAW and General Motors Corporation / Retail Sales #578914

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) President Bush's shift in his appraisal of the economy featured. [BUSH - comments on polls.] White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted about the recession; results given of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on public confidence in Bush, New York Governor Mario Cuomo, the Democrats and the Republicans. [Republican presidential candidate Patrick BUCHANAN - criticizes Bush.] [In teleconference call to Bush's education program, BUSH - comments on helping those who are hurting.] New Hampshire's receipt of a Medicaid windfall; new passport processing center and new federal guarantees for small business loans; plans for Barbara Bush to go to New Hampshire to file Bush's name for the New Hampshire primary noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Arlington, Texas: Jim Cummins) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) reaction to anticipated General Motors Corporation plant closings featured; GM's expected losses this year and plans to announce actions to cut its losses tomorrow noted; scenes shown of Arlington, Texas, plant likely to be closed. [UAW Mike SEILER, Ella HORTON, Todd SHAVER - comment in favor of making deal with General Motors Corporation to keep their plant open.] [UAW Bob HARLOW - comments against making deal.] [GM Joe SPIELMAN - denies pitting unions against each other, or whipsawing.] [UAW Mark DOUGLAS - comments on whipsawing.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Irving R. Levine) Retailers' use of sales to attract customers featured; scenes shown from stores. [Two SHOPPERS - comment on sales.] [Kitchenware manager Carollee BRODBECK, tie maker Robert DASKAL - comment on practical purchases.] [Shoppers Leslie MANLEY, Terry HORN - comment on discount stores prices.] Increase in retail bankruptcies noted. [President, National Retail Federation Jack SCHULTZ - notes effects of recession.]

Levine, Irving R.;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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