ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) Since energy crisis began, much discussion about meeting energy problems offered, but little action comes out of discussion.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [On November 7, 1973, NIXON - pledges United States to be energy independent by 1980.] [On January 13, 1975, President FORD - reiterates Nixon's statement.] During Nixon's speech, there was sense of urgency about energy and a need to sacrifice felt, but by time President Ford spoke, sense of urgency gone. National goal aimed at preventing another energy crisis; in truth, United States more dependent on Arab oil than ever before. Chart of oil import figures since 1972 explained. [Federal Energy Administration administration Frank ZARB - believes country somewhat more vulnerable to energy crisis now than in 1973.] Goal of national independence waits for Congress, President and perhaps Arabs' next move.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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