× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Mandatory Retirement #257697

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Carter's signing into law of bill raising retirement age to 70 reported Film shown. Report is on how law works, using Georgia Power Company, in Atlanta, as example
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Effects of law on Georgia Power Company's policy noted. Case of Jube Lewis cited as example [LEWIS - has been here long time and enjoyed work. Would probably like to stay here.] Effects of law on some union workers because of contracts outlined. [Mack McGEE - is happy working and would sooner do that than retire.] [Georgia Power spokesperson Euel WADE - cites possible psychological effect on younger workers having to wait 5 more years to move up. Doesn't think major of company's workers will stay on till age 70.] Labor Department estimates of number who will take advantage of law cited. [Hugh CHRISTY - will retire.] [Richard HEMBY - will retire at 55.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.