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Weather #262177

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Report on snowstorm covering E. and South
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Conditions in Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Washington, DC described. Inability of many stores to have Washington's Birthday sales and of hospital employees in area to get to work noted. Vols. for hospitals like George Washington U. Med Center reported Protesting farmers in Washington, DC stated to have helped local residents. [Ruth BRYSON - comments.] House and Senator sessions said to have been brief formalities.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall (WAGA, WBTV, WDVM newstape)

(NYC) Conditions in Philadelphia and surrounding area and in New York City described. [PEOPLE - comment.] Washington's Birthday sales reported to continue in NYC. Is noted that Concorde supersonic transport had to land in Hartford, Connecticut, and passengers then make freeway trip into NYC, making London to New York City time 2-3 times longer than usual
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick (WCAU-TV, WFSB-TV newstapes)

(Studio) Effect of snow on personnel for scheduled beginning of House trial run on televising sessions stated. Troubles for people in better climates in getting away reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Details given about effect of canceled north airline flights in and out of Miami International Airport on passengers. [Eastern Airlines airport services director John STIFFLER - says there are no vacant hotel rooms in 50-75 mile of Miami.]
REPORTER: Al Sunshine (WTVJ-TV reporter and newstape)

(Studio) Anchor Walter Cronkite noted as one of those stranded in Miami.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Duvall, Jed;
Rather, Dan

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