CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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Bypassed Introduction Walter Cronkite (New York City)
(DC) (Report in Progress.) Hopes that agreement may be reached in coal strike prior to President Carter's appearance on television tonight noted; is reported that if not, President will invoke Taft-Hartley Act.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Contd. mtgs. between UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and BCOA representatives and discussion in Congress about coal dispute, as likelihood of congress action grows, reported Statements of Senators Richard Luger and Robert Byrd cited. Byrd's announcement of suspension of Canal treaty debate if congress action in coal strike necessary and expectations that Carter will combine use of Taft-Hartley and mine seizure noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin Artist: Howard Brodie
(Studio) AFL-CIO President George Meany's statement about Carter's nonaction, made prior to announcement of President's planned speech, quoted. Broadcast of Carter speech detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite