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FTC / Energy Crisis / Ad. Claims #230727

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1974
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(Studio) Petition filed with FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to force oil companies and utilities to substantiate advertising claims with regard to energy shortage.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Mobil Oil television commercial shown. [Representative Benjamin ROSENTHAL - thinks oil companies and utilities use commercials to rid themselves of any guilt feelings with regard to energy crisis.] [Senator Birch BAYH - charges companies with limiting energy supplies and incring. prices.] Exxon spokesperson Tryg TONNESSON - defends ads.] [Amoco spokesperson Walter PIERSON - insists no evidence of false advertising exists.] Other oil company spns. react to charges. FTC (Federal Trade Commission) makes no response with regard to petition.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:03:20

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