NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1968
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(Studio) State of health peril declared by New York City officials. Cold wave, flu, unheated apts. create dangerous situation. Fuel deliverers' strike settled, but 1000s still have no heat.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(New York, New York) [Health Commissioner Edward O'ROURKE - says lack of fuel to cause more deaths.] 28,000 apts. still without heat. To avoid overtime pay, some oil companies closed on Christmas Day. City's Hsing. Admin. gets complaints. Film shown. [WOMAN - describes being cold.] [MAN - wonders what to do.] [WOMAN - sleeps under much cover.] [WOMAN - doesn't believe human life is regarded anymore.] Flu vaccine used up.
REPORTER: Sidney Lazard
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