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Carter / West Virginia / Massachusetts #250948

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1977
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(Studio) In West Virginia, Carter reveals some clues to energy program.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Charleston, West Virginia) Carter lunches with Governor Jay Rockefeller, then convenes energy meeting Consumer concern with regard to rising utility bills discussed. [State Human Rights Commission spokesperson Carole FERRELL - cites concern that utility companies pass costs on to customers.] Energy chief James Schlesinger's comments with regard to future for United States energy cited; Carter says energy policy will probably cost him popularity. [CARTER - is willing to sacrifice popularity for conservation.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Senator Abraham Ribicoff predicts congress fight with President with regard to energy policy. West Virginia visit follows town meeting Wednesday night in Clinton, Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Clinton, Massachusetts) Carter departure from town, where he'd spent night with Thompson family, makes 2 Thompson children late for school, so Carter writes notes to teacher. [Jane THOMPSON - reads note.] Reporter asks Ed Thompson with regard to visit. [THOMPSON - responds.] Carter T-shirts now sold at cut-rate prices. [MAN - says it's Saint Patrick's Day sale.] Patrons of Old Timers Restaurant give opinions of Carter visit. [2nd MAN - notes President's relations with people.] [WOMAN - is glad he came.] [3rd MAN - cites responses of people.] People now celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Shepard, Gary

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