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Weather / Southwest #272097

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1980
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(Studio) Temps. today in Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas, in continued Southwest heat wave reported; number of deaths from weather cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dallas, Texas) Heat's impact on Ophelia Bassinger said example of authorities' concern about elderly in heat wave; films shown. [BASSINGER - comments.] [Heat stroke expert Dr. James KNOCHEL - says more cases can be expected.) Efforts by vol. agencies to help elderly and poor cope noted. [Aging Info. Center spokesperson Barbara LANDIX - notes fixed-income residents afraid to use air conditioners due to bills.] Refusal of many to use city's air conditioned shelters outlined. [Community Action employee Calvin McCOY - comments.] [Dallas Info. Center spokesperson Caroline BLACKBURN - comments.] Heat said expected to continue rest of week
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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