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Economy: Auto Industry / Chrysler #942264

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) A controlled bankruptcy for Chrysler noted. NOTE: local contest information on screen.

(Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Phil LeBeau) Chrysler’s restructuring plan featured; details given about ownership by the U.A.W. & Fiat and about Chrysler’s history. [President OBAMA – says it’s a company that has a claim on our American identity.] [CEO Robert NARDELLI†- says it is the only path that kept Chrysler alive.] [Auto analyst Michael ROBINET†- comments on the time frame.] [Chrysler WORKER – reacts.] The stigma of owning a car that is in bankruptcy discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Norco, California: George Lewis) The ripple effect of Chrysler’s situation featured; the drop in sales in California cited. [Norco, California, Mayor Kathy AZAVEDO†- comments on the tax revenue provided by the dealers.] [Dodge owner Kevin GRANT – says people should not sit back and let these companies go quietly away.] [Customer Chris KENNEDY†- wonders about the warranty.] [Thornton, Colorado, dealer John SHANDLIN‡- supports the bankruptcy deal.]

Williams, Brian;
LeBeau, Phil;
Lewis, George

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