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CBS Evening News for
Friday, Feb 08, 1974

Headline: Truckers' Strike

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(Studio) Washington, DC indicates no new agreement for truckers forthcoming. Many truckers reject Washington, DC proposals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon refuses to roll back diesel fuel prices for truckers. President meets with administration officials to discuss truckers' situation. William Usery, federal mediator, reports more truckers on highway today. Federal energy administration William Simon insists federal troops aren't being considered as means of keeping hwys. open. [Attorney General William SAXBE - reports truckers violating fed. regulations during strike to be punished. FBI called in to help.] Truckers demonstrate out- side White House to protest new agreement.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp played major role in strike talks. Shapp vows to explain new agreement to truckers personally.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bartonsville, Pennsylvania) [Trucker Edward CHERKOSKI - criticizes new agreement. Demands price rollback.] [SHAPP - attempts to explain settlement without success.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Truck traffic increases somewhat. Scattered acts of violence occur. 2 trucks shot at in E. Liverpool, Ohio; 1 driver in critical condition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

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Program Time:05:35:10 pm - 05:38:40 pm. Duration: 03:30
Reporters:Cronkite, Walter; Rather, Dan
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:233268