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Truckers Protest #264674

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1979
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(Studio) Continued violence in truckers protests reported, especially in Arkansas, Illinois, Arizona, and Connecticut; Illinois governor's response cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vice President Walter Mondale's appeal to truckers to end work stoppages outlined. [MONDALE - discusses situation.] Recent government actions recalled. Truckers demands listed. [Independent Truckers Unity Coalition William HILL - comments.] White House stance stated.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Spot shortages of food, fuel and other supplies due to truck stoppage reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Norfolk, Virginia) Situation of driver Rich Newcomb featured as example of trucker forced back to work due to economy [NEWCOMB - discusses predicament.] Truckers' complaints about 55 miles per hour speed limit stated. [NEWCOMB - comments.] Econ. investment of truckers in rigs cited; specifics listed on screen.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:05:10

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