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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 26, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter sends Congress emergency legislature with regard to fuel shortage due to weather.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details with regard to legislature noted. President tells energy chief James Schlesinger he hopes it moves quickly. Econ. to have been major focus of 1st weeks of new administration, but energy crisis catches it by surprise. [CARTER - notes effect of weather and fuel shortages on-employment and economy Says bill won't end shortages, but will ensure essential services to all parts of nation] Long-range energy package expected in about 90 days.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) House leaders say with quick action, bill could be on floor by Tuesday Problems due to weather in Ohio and request of Governor James Rhodes noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbus, Ohio) Gas officials in Ohio welcome any deregulation of gas prices; say shortage due to low prices over years and no incentive to find new sources. [Columbia Gas Company Vice President Eugene GRALLA - says there are no uncommitted blocks of natural gas.] Carter has asked Congress for authority to distribute gas from areas not short into needy areas; objections of gas companies in these areas noted. Ohio Governor Rhodes temporarily suspends antipollution standards to allow burning of high sulfur coal. Ohio weather forecast noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Pennsylvania officials order closing of all public and private schools through Monday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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