40 Years Ago: A Look Back At 1977

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader, at a news conference on July 5, 1977, said a move in congress to overturn the proposal that all cars be equipped with air bags or automobile seat belts is “doomed to defeat.” Three-year-old Lynn Sutcliffe takes part in a demonstration of the air bag system. She sits almost calmly, as the bag explodes in her face.