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Truckers' Protests #226709

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 1973
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(Studio) Independent truckers continue to protest plight in Washington, DC and on hwys.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Transportation Secretary Claude Brinegar meets with truckers and truck stop owners throughout day. Brinegar hopes to meet most of truckers' demands. [BRINEGAR - hopes truckers will move again without further violence.] [Trucker J.R. ROBERTSON - thinks Transportation Department hopes to help truckers any way possible. Some progress made in solving truckers' problems.] On Capitol Hill, more militant group of truckers spends day with Kansas Senator Robert Dole. J.W. Edwards heads group; outlines demands.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Incidents of violence aimed primarily at drivers unwilling to support work stoppage.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Fewer trucks on hwys. in South, but truckers unite without violence. [Trucker Joe MONTGOMERY - believes work stoppage to keep needed food from reaching mkts.] [Trucker Irene AGILLARD - explains personal trucking problems to reporter]

(Studio) 1 of truckers' leaders, John Sassi arrested in DE.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Walker, Hal

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