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(Studio: Dan Rather) The decline of the manufacturing sector of the economy for the 17th straight month reported.
(Berwick, ME: Mika Brzezinski) The effect of the September 11 attack on America and the war in Afghanistan on the American economy examined; scenes shown from Berwick, ME, where Prime Tanning returned to business after the company, which had closed over the summer, got work supplying the military with leather for boots. [Factory worker Bill THURBER - says he has worked at the plant for half his life.] [Prime Tanning senior vice president Mike KAPLAN - says he works in the family business.] [Plant manager Conrad NADEAU - says nobody knew the location of the local unemployment office.]
- Brzezinski, Mika;
- Rather, Dan
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