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Special Assignment (Imported Cars) Part II #831833

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1980
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(Studio: Max Robinson) The rise in interest rates & Toyota car prices reported.

(Metuchen, New Jersey: Ron Miller) The view of car customers that American autos are inferior in quality to foreign-made cars examined; scenes shown of a car with a defective wheel that cannot be removed, from auto plants in Japan & a Volkswagen plant in Pennsylvania; details given about how US auto manufacturers & unions are changing. [May 4, 1979, Frank REYNOLDS; June 13, 1980, Max ROBINSON - report on auto recalls.] ["Automotive News" Keith CRAIN†- says surveys show Japanese cars are bought for quality.] [UAW president Douglas FRASER†- says Japan has forced us to take a new look at quality.] [Nissan Motor Co. Masataka OKUMA†, auto worker Joe OFFMAN†- talk about productivity & quality.] [Ford quality control John MANOOGIAN†- says we work with the union.] [Datsun school student Yasunori OKUDERA†- {thru translator} says he is learning skills.] [Sociologist Robert COLE†- comments on the Japanese industry.] Auto stock figures listed.

Reporter(s):
Robinson, Max;
Miller, Ron
Duration:
00:04:50

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