NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Apparent break in coal strike, either in agreement or by President Carter taking action to end it, noted. Broadcast of President's speech to nation tonight reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) White House sources report that Carter will invoke Taft-Hartley Act and ask Congress for permission to seize mines reported Carter's activities of day noted, include mtgs. with top officials of BCOA. [National Steel chairperson George STINSON - refuses comment.] [US Steel chairperson Edgar SPEER - thinks there's pressure on all to get this settled.] [ANAX Coal Company president Roger SONNEMANN - has no reaction now to reports that President may act tonight.] Contd. negotiations between union and coal company representatives noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Pressure on Carter to act also coming from people losing jobs due to lack of coal, noted.
REPORTER: John Hart
(DC) Bureau of Labor Statistics figs. with regard to layoffs and lost pay listed. Labor Department predictions of worsening situation noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
(Studio) AFL-CIO president George Meany's statement about President Carter's position in strike quoted. Upcoming report outlined.
REPORTER: John Hart
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