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Truckers, Government Officials / Washington, DC Meeting #468559

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1973
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(Studio) President to meet with Teamsters' President Frank Fitzsimmons tomorrow. Truck blockade avoided in DC. Truckers' spokesperson "R. Rat" calms down truckers with bull horn in plane.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Trucker "RIVER RAT" - asks truckers not to block DC; mtgs. with Interstate Commerce Commission chairperson hopeful.] 1 group of truck drivers plead case before Secretary of Transportation. [Trucker Jim GRIFFIN - says Transportation Secretary to help truckers.] [Trucker John ROBERTSON - states government officials to look into truckers' demands.] [Transportation Secretary Claude BRINEGAR - discourages truckers from any action that could hurt nation or them.] Truckers visit other government officials with regard to truckers' demands.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Ohio turnpike) Ohio hwys. clear, but many truckers wait for word from their representatives in DC. Many truckers uncertain about future action. [W.G. BASSETT - insists nationwide shutdown to be result if truckers' demands not met.] Motorists angry at truckers for inconvenience caused by blockade.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Studio) Truckers to return to jobs after talking with Washington, DC officials.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Paxton, Jack

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