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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 1979
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(Studio) Sen Energy Committee approval of compromise standby gasoline rationing plan submitted by White House announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given of committee 's rejection of initial plan, and later approval of revision. New plan outlined. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - comments.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - thinks revised plan will pass Senator Doesn't think a fair and equitable rationing plan is feasible.] Time involved to write revised plan compared to that needed to write original plan
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Congress debate, necessity for emergency plan, President Carter's request of oil companies with regard to crude oil stocks. Powell quoted on screen. Carter quoted with regard to overall energy shortage.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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