Picks and Pans Review: Nbc Reports: Marvelous Machines...expendable People

updated 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (10-11 p.m. ET)

It's easy to say that today's unemployed steel-worker can become the computer programmer of tomorrow, but such glib judgments about "retraining" ignore the realities of teaching new skills to jobless workers. In this documentary, focusing on employees of U.S. Steel in Pennsylvania, correspondent Edwin Newman looks at the consequences of unemployment and technology.


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