ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 3 - Non-Crash News, 1979)
Here's Part 3 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This segment has more of the non-crash news of the day. Featuring Dan Cordtz and Sam Donaldson. Includes:
Max Robinson introduces a report on the latest government inflation figures, which shows consumers' buying power once again being diminished, with cost of living going up 1.1% in April to a rate of more than 13% in the first four months of 1979. This leads to a report from economics editor Dan Cordtz who explains how these price spikes are being felt: at the gas pump, in the supermarket and in the home, consuming 80% of family budgets.
Max introduces a report from White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson on President Carter's appearance before the Democratic National Committee in Washington and his strategy for winning in 1980. Presidential Assistant Hamilton Jordan is interviewed.
Bumper (Gold prices up $5.25 to $270.25 an ounce - a record high for its day)
Commercial: Eveready Alkaline Power Cell Batteries with Robert Conrad - simulated display of photographer taking pictures with battery powered flash bulbs
Commercial: J.C. Penney's new "Fox" shirts - Only $13
Commercial: American Bankers Association - "A Full Service Bank" - with questions on forms of payment and retirement programs
Commercial: Sanka 97% Caffeine Free Coffee with Robert Young (on board a boat) - "The Coffee That Lets You Be Your Best"
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 25th 1979 during the 5:41pm to 5:47pm timeframe.
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