NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 21, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford calls for doubling of American coal production by 1985. President to speak before coal operators and union leaders at White House Greatly incrd. demands for coal bring better times to Appalachia.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(McDowell Cnty., West Virginia) Richest coal deposits in Southwest West Virginia. For 1st time in generation, there's activity and optimism in Appalachia. Most mines working below capacity because of lack of skilled miners. McDowell Cnty. school system begins vocational course in coal mining; details of course outlined. For 1st time in years, there's money for new businesses and construction. Coal mining still dirty, hard work.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham
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