NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1978
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(Studio) Update on breakdown of coal strike negotiations, include meeting of President Carter's advisers and decision to ask advice of Congress reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Labor Secretary Marshall's comment with regard to progress in talks quoted. Possible president actions to end strike listed. President Carter's attendance at church mentioned. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's appearance on "Meet the Press" cited. [MILLER - thinks government seizure of mines would be more acceptable to miners than trying to enforce Taft-Hartley or binding arbitration. Admin. officials' consultations with congmen. about solutions noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Difficulties presented by strike to miners and to people affected by coal shortage noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Cannelton Creek, West Virginia) Report on effect of strike on people of mining town of Smithers, West Virginia; cases of mine foreman Richard Proctor and miner Larry Tucker cited. Discussion of situation during church service outlined. [Reverend back STEWARD - asks congregation to remember miners, companies and President Carter.] Miners' unity meeting held outside Charleston, West Virginia, reported; discussion of possible defiance if President orders them back to work noted. [Miner David FORMS - says they'll survive by sticking together.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur
(Marietta, Ohio) North West Virginia and southe. Ohio communities preparations to cope with power cutback described. [Theater manager Marjorie BEE - cites energy conservation measures.] Governor Jay Rockefeller's decision to stop power cut, because surrounding states not cutting back, reported [Power company executive Gustav SCHWAB - thinks it's mistake by West Virginia governor and possibly by federal government which hasn't stepped in yet.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis
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