ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter asked for adoption of energy plan by joint resolution of Congress, but few doubt serious fight is ahead. Unprecedented committee formed in Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Representative James Wright proposes energy supercommittee to parcel out and oversee action on energy in other cmtes. and bring legislature back together for vote. Representative John Anderson asks Congress to overcome jurisdictional jealousies. [Speaker Tip O'NEILL - notes there's been no effort to formulate energy policy previously.] [Committee chairperson Thomas ASHLEY - cites favor of President's program.] Makeup of Select Committee on Energy noted. Regionalism will be biggest problem in getting energy policy.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter
(Studio) White House officials say they're pleased with initial reaction.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Reaction to speech, as received at White House, noted. [CARTER - believes gasoline tax will be passed.] President later talks to high school students re: program. [CARTER - tells students how they can help conserve.] Students are responsive.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Carter news conference on Friday to be broadcast. OMB director Bert Lance has made 1st estimate of plan's cost to federal government; figs. noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(No location given) Cost and benefits of plan to public cited, using as ex. Reginald Roberts family. [Avanelle ROBERTS - says cost will have more impact on Americans than President's message.]
REPORTER: Vic Ratner
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