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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 08, 1979
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(Studio) Implementation of odd-even day rationing plan in 9 cnties. in California announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Response to gasoline situation by commuters outlined; continued panic at stations noted. [MAN - plays violin while waiting.] [WOMAN - comments on situation.] Beverly Hills dealer Jorge Kiron's popularity noted. Complaints to Energy Department with regard to attempted blackmail by gasoline dealers reported [MAN - talks to caller with regard to price gouging.] Response to California situation by pols. in Washington, DC stated. [Senator Charles PERCY - comments on California consumption.] [Governor Jerry BROWN - says it's a mistake for rest of country to make scapegoat out of California.] Gasoline-related illnesses and injuries cited; films shown.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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