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Winter `78 / Coal Strike and Effects / New Storm #497433

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Problems in power supply brought on by continued coal strike noted. Senator Barry Goldwater's request to President Carter to invoke Taft-Hartley Act and White House statement that this isn't being planned for now reported Potential for power cuts in several states and effective cuts in IN cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Indianapolis, IN) Details of IN power cut plan listed. [IN governor's aide Bill WATT - notes effect of cuts on jobs.] Is stated that largest industry in Indianapolis is Detroit Diesel Allison, Div. of GM. [Chester DeHART - is member of union, but thinks when person's security is threatened, someone should do something.] IN official's announcement of intention to use National Guard to protect those willing to haul coal, if need arises, reported.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

(Studio) Report on government's center to supervise attempts to move coal to areas where it's needed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of coal and energy crisis as kept recorded by energy emergency center. [Center spokesperson Barry YAFFE - notes that many places now using coal that's been stkpiled. for years and has lost ability to burn and produce power efficiently.] Coal shortages in IN, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky, and upcoming need for power cuts in those states cited.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Long-range weather forecast for most of country eastern of Mississippi R. noted; new snowstorm moving through Midwest reported Effects of new storm in Kansas City, and from Missouri to Great Lakes cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (WDAF-TV tape, Kansas City)

(Studio) White House request that Labor Secretary Marshall become involved in coal strike negotiations reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Johnson, Al;
Levine, Irving R.

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