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Coal Strike Developments #257209

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1978
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(Studio) Reaction of Congmen. to President Carter's call for Taft-Hartley order reported Energy Secretary Schlesinger's testimony to Senate hearing noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Schlesinger's statements concerning effect of strike on power supply in Midwest up to now, and potential future problems, detailed. [SCHLESINGER - describes possible actions to be taken if supplies fall shorter. Notes potential for social disorder in blackouts, similar to that in New York City blackout last summer.] [Senator Wendell FORD - thinks mine seizure should be put into action, if miners will work under it.] [Senator Clifford HANSEN - hopes it won't take further acts of violence to bring government protection.] Brief discussion of calling on National Guard for fed. service detailed.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Harry Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act and its eventual passage noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of Taft-Hartley and its history given. Late UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president John L. Lewis' defiance of order to return miners to work in 1950 mentioned; film shown. [LEWIS - cites opposition to act.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's stated intention to order miners back to work noted. Film shown. [MILLER - doesn't know how many miners will return to mines and says there could be violence.] Miners' views on government seizure of mines given.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Striking farmers' aid to striking miners in Central City, Kentucky, described. Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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