NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1973
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(Studio) Senator completes bill giving President power to control distribution of all oil products. Other powers outlined to help President head off energy crisis. Admin differs on implications of energy crisis. Budget Dir Roy Ash believes energy crisis is manageable. Commerce Secretary Fred. Dent states economy recession likely if energy consumption isn't cut, Effects of oil shortage around country conts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Bus service to New York City hurt drastically. [Continental Trailways Robert FAULKNER - reports fuel unavailable for many buses.] Drivers insist 50 m.p.h. speed limit forces buses to use more fuel [Bus driver Chas. RUMSEY - says buses must be refueled on Washington, DC to New York City route now. No refueling necessary before 50 m.p.h. speed limit.] Reduced speeds mean longer hrs. for drivers. [RUMSEY - outlines time difference for bus route with reduced speed.] Trucking firms report similar problems.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(DC) Commuter traffic also affected by lower speeds. Details discussed.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham
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