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Truckers' Protests #264551

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 21, 1979
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(Studio) Violence from independent truckers' protests cited; Florida and Alabama govs. response to situation reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter's instructions to FBI with regard to support for local law enforcement agencies outlined. [CARTER - comments on violence.] FBI director William Webster quoted with regard to limitations of bureau. Carter's introduction of legislature deregulating trucking industry reported; basic pts. of bill outlined. [CARTER - notes need for deregulation.] Carter's bill said partially written by Senator Edward Kennedy. Support for bill among consumer groups, farmers and busmen. and opposition by Teamsters and some truckers discussed
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Chicago, Illinois) Response to deregulation proposal by striking independent truckers reported [TRUCKERS - comment.] Snipers reported shooting at trucks in at least 17 states. [Alabama Governor Fob JAMES - advocates arming selves if life or property threatened.] [Independent trucker Edwin FOWLER - won't drive because of violence.] [Trucker Dennis ROHMAN - comments on violence.] Truck traffic decrease at Chicago wholesale meat market cited; Association of Wslers. and Supermarkets spokesperson quoted with regard to produce shortages. [Wsler. Peter AIELLO - comments.] Effect on meat packing industry outlined. [Peoria, Illinois, stkyards. Eldon WALDRON - comments.] Effect of shutdown on gasoline supplies in Omaha and grain terminals in Minneapolis detailed; National Guard said called out in Minnesota. Truck barricade continuing at tank farm in Green Bay, WI, reported cutting supplies to 6 nearby counties.
REPORTER: Bob Faw (KBMG-TV newstape) (WMBO-TV newstape) (WOWT newstape) (WBAY-TV newstape)

(Studio) Food Marketing Institution's call on President Carter to increase limits on truck size detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Econ impact on agriculture industry in south of truckers' shutdown examined; situation of farmer Norwood King given as example [KING - comments on financial losses.] [Vegetable packer Murray CRAWFORD - comments.] Migrant farm workers in Samson Cnty., North Carolina, reported also hit by shutdown. [Farmer Garrett STRICKLAND - comments.] [PEOPLE - comment.] Florida fruit growers noted also effected.
REPORTER: Sam Ford (WTVJ newstape)

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam;
Stahl, Lesley;
Faw, Bob
Duration:
00:06:30

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