CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon administration raises possibility of ban on Sunday driving. 4 European nations already practice such a ban. Senator passes emergency bill giving Nixon broad powers to deal with energy crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Senator defeats amendments to curtail school busing for integration and exempt commercial vehicles from obeying new speed regulations. Bill authorizes President to impose rationing. Bill further explained. Bill must be passed by House next.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(DC) [Presidential assistant for fuel policy Charles DIBONA - outlines possible prohibitions for aircraft and boat fuels. Other plans to counteract energy crisis reviewed incling. gasoline reduction plans.] [Joint economy committee chairperson William PROXMIRE - asks about Sunday driving ban.] [DIBONA - believes ban on Sunday driving real possibility.] Energy head John Love says gasoline stations closing on Sunday favored, but no plans for Sunday driving ban in works.
REPORTER: George Herman
(Studio) Quick reaction to DiBona's suggestions reviewed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Wilmette, Illinois) Ban on Sunday driving worries most motorists. [Truck driver Gene GALLO - insists Sunday only time to take family out for ride.] [Housewife Mrs. Fred EWING - says Sunday driving ban would affect church activities, family visits, beach trips.] [Cafe owner Carl WOLFE - says business for cafe would drop 1/7.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw (WBBM-TV)
(Teterboro, New Jersey) Private planes consume 9% of fuel. [Flight instructor Verl DOOLIN - states private plane industry to go out of business and all airlines to be affected.] [Private pilot Robert MORRILL - uses private plane for business. Ban on private planes' fuel would hurt business.]
REPORTER: David Henderson
(Los Angeles, California) No diesel fuel available for pleasure boats now. [Yachtsman Steve STOCK - outlines frustration of boat owners over lack of diesel fuel.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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