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Energy Crisis / Gasoline Rationing #226894

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1973
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(Studio) Federal energy adviser William Simon announces contingency gasoline rationing plan setup.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Simon admits energy crisis not as serious as expected. [SIMON - believes if Americans continue to cooperate voluntarily, rationing won't be necessary.] Gasoline rationing plan explained fully.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Hillside, Illinois) Simon asks teenagers to respond to energy crisis by giving up cars. Students generally react negatively to idea.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Chicago, Illinois) Airlines not pleased with Simon's announcement. [N. Central pilot Captain John ZIMMER - states airline still unsure of fuel allocation for next month; schedules in disarray.] Air travel future grim.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(DC) New England down to last bit of fuel oil for utilities. Energy conservation television message shown. Simon and Congress at odds over emergency energy bill. Simon to set up committee to verify figures released by major oil companies with regard to energy crisis.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill;
Roth, Richard;
Shaw, Bernard

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