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CBS Evening News for
Tuesday, Dec 04, 1973

Headline: Energy Crisis / Truckers Protest

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(Studio) Truck drivers protest higher operating costs and lowered speed limits by blockading interstate hwys. in 4 states. Nationwide truckers' strike possible.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Blakeslee, Pennsylvania) I-80 blockaded by over 100 independent truckers, caused traffic tie-ups for hrs. on both sides of highway [Protest organizer J.W. EDWARDS - insists trucks must be allowed to transport goods in most efficient time. Many truckers forced out of job.] [Trucker Duane JEFFERS - says truckers threaten stoppage again unless demands met. Products won't reach consumer.] Teamster's Union not behind truckers protest.

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Program Time:05:39:40 pm - 05:41:50 pm. Duration: 02:10
Reporters:Cronkite, Walter
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:226987