ABC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1982
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(Studio) Record unemployment rate reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Bureau of Labor Statistics spokesperson Janet NORWOOD - presents unemployment figs.] Breakdown of April figs. outlined on screen. Pol. benefit to Democrats noted. [Representative Henry REUSS, Senator Edward KENNEDY - criticize President Reagan's economy policies.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
(DC) [President REAGAN - calls for bipartisan adoption of budget; criticizes Democrat critics.] President's strategy now described.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) No. of unemployed not recing. unemployment insurance noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Clairton, Pennsylvania) Unemployment insurance benefits' distribution examined; Bill Bickerton's case cited as example [AFL-CIO spokesperson Bert SEIDMAN - compares situation to that during Great Depression.] Those not recing. benefits outlined on screen. [Econ. adviser Murray WEIDENBAUM - rationalizes figs.] Bill and Lori Bickerton's income described. [Lori BICKERTON - comments.]
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz