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Japan: The New Economy (Part IV) #98268

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Saint Paul, Minnesota) United States high technology gains against Japanese competitors examined; computer used for "The Last Starfighter" special effects cited as example Scenes shown courtesy Universal Pictures. [Digital Productions pres. John WHITNEY - explains necessity of super computers.] Super computers' roles in other inds. described. [ETA System Incorporated Lloyd THORNDYKE - notes increase sales of super computers.] United States super computer ind.'s gains over Japan's similar efforts discussed; Cray Research Incorporated cited as example [ETA spokesperson Neil LINCOLN - explains his confidence over Japanese competitors.] Control Data Corp.'s progress outlined. [Prof. Harley SHAIKEN - cautions against viewing high tech as Holy Grail; explains.]
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Jennings, Peter

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