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Focus (Society: Groton, Connecticut / Defense Spending Cutbacks) #585770

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 28, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Effects of the cancellation of the Seawolf submarine program as part of President Bush's administration's plans to reap the peace dividend and cut defense spending featured; scenes and historical footage shown of the subs in Groton, Connecticut; number of people at Electric Boat facing layoffs mentioned. [Son Charlie WITT - talks about losing his job.] [Father Charlie WITT - notes effect on the community.] Amount of money to be saved by cutting the Seawolf program noted; March 15 scenes shown of Electric Boat workers protesting in Washington, DC. [On March 15, Representative Sam GEJDENSON - makes speech.] Coverage of related issues on tomorrow's "Sunday Today" and "Meet the Press" mentioned.

Utley, Garrick

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