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British Power Shortage #221606

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1972
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(Studio) British coal miners' strike causes crippling power crisis, which has spread to North Ireland.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Candlelight more necessary than romantic as electricity cut to save sparse coal supply. [Britishers describe effects of power shortage.] Candle sales skyrocket.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Wales, Britain) Rhonda Valley, Wales, is heart of Britain's coal mining district. Village quiet as 70% men are employed by coal industry and have been on strike for 6 weeks Little money remains. Living conditions of miners detailed. [Coal Miner Tyssul WATKINS - says miner's wage rendered useless by inflation.] [Miner, Melvyn JOHN - says miners determined to strike until decent wage provided.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Mudd, Roger;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:05:00

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