× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Truckers' Strike #233214

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Truckers reject President' proposal to freeze diesel fuel prices; truckers send demands back to White House Effects of strike spreads; violence on increase
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrington, DE) Trucker Claude E. Nix killed by someone in passing car. [Driver Frank TALLENT - admits fear.] Truckers on road drive in convoys with police escort.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Burns Harbor, IN) Convoy traveling through Illinois with police escorts dwindles as rumors of planned violence increase [Trucker Robert MORRIS - must drive to keep own family fed and clothed.]
REPORTER: Hal Fisher

(Accident, MD) Area critically affected by truck blockade outside Garrett Cnty. Food, gasoline, heating oil in short supply. [Foodland Mkt. manager Cheston BROWNING - says no back stock available; entire store to be nearly empty.] [Chairperson county board of cmsnrs. Wayne HAMILTON - reports 20,000 gals. of gas left for entire cnty.] [Healthland Pharmacy manager Mrs. Dorothy RUMBLE - believes truckers have no feelings for families suffering dire shortages in Garrett Cnty.] Governor Marvin Mandel calls out state police and National Guard. [Striking trucker James WAGNER - defends strike.]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fisher, Hal;
Kelley, Chris;
Shaw, Bernard
Duration:
00:05:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.