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United States Auto Industry #77306

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 25, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Detroit, Michigan) United States auto industry's new focus on quality noted direct result of Japanese competition; Ford commercial shown. [Ford engineer Tom LEWIS - notes concern over Japanese autos.] Percentage of United States auto sales last year that were foreign made noted. [PEOPLE - approve quality of foreign cars.] Basis of Japanese success explained. ["Automotive News" publisher Keith CRAIN - cites need for robots.] Benefits from use of robots examined. [GM quality inspector Charlie KNOX - cites need for good product.] [GM worker Jim SCHEIFFLEE - comments.] [Center for Auto Safety spokesperson Clarence DITLOW - questions whether campaign is one of advertising or actual improved quality.] Criticism of GM's new X-cars outlined. Results of "Consumer Reports" evaluation of cars noted. [CRAIN - notes lack of confidence in Detroit.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Robinson, Max

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