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Economy: Bush / Japan / Business Leaders / News Media #578944

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's meeting with business leaders, who he has invited to accompany him on his trip to Asia, featured; presence of General Motors Corporation chairman Robert Stempel noted; scenes shown. [BUSH - comments on his trip, his message to the Japanese, new jobs.] [Chrysler chairman Lee IACOCCA - comments on change in administration policy.] Bush's past role in dealing with the Japanese, United States trade deficit drop in October, unemployment filings administration's blame of the news media for consumers' lack of confidence noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Mike Jensen) Cutbacks in companies due to overseas competition featured; scenes shown of "America first" demonstrators. [Hughes Aircraft Michael SMITH - says companies offering best value will survive.] Historical footage shown of American goods; overseas competitors and American spending in the 1980's recalled; ways to reduce debt listed; discussion held about when America will get out of the economic doldrums.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Jensen, Mike

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