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Strikes / Coal Ind. / Farmers / Plains #249641

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1977
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(Studio) Details of probable coal strike cited. Stream of tourists into Plains, Georgia, since President Carter went to White House and today's stream of tractors driven by farmers protesting farm prices noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia) Report on demonstration in Plains, reasons behind it and farmers demands. [Farmers' spokesperson Tommy KERSEY - says farmers are being forced to either let way of life die or fight for it.] Proposed general strike by farmers and their views on Carter's farm bill noted. [Oliver ODOM - contrasts government help to Penn Central railroad and NYC, in their financial difficulties, to that offered farmers.] Reporter notes farmers say effects of strike would begin to be felt during Christmas holidays when Congmen. at home; also notes farmers' previous inability to get organization Carter at Camp David.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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