ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1980
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(Studio) National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. said beginning hearings today that could result in recall of large number of Fords; alleged defects on 1972-1979 transmissions outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Reverend Edwin CANNON - says Michael Cannon died at hands of Ford Motor Company] Cannon's son noted drowned when Ford slipped out of gear and into pond; alleged defect explained, demonstration shown. Arguments presented by Safety Admin. and by Ford, rpd. by former Trans. Secretary William Coleman, outlined. [COLEMAN - comments.] Safety board reported deciding on recall after 3 days of hearings.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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