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Segment 3 (A Miner's Story) #497641

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on why miners remain on strike, despite own economy Problems from being jobless.

(Boone Cnty., West Virginia) Econ. situation of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) member Walter Davis and family because of strike detailed. Is noted that borrowing money is only way most miners make it through strike; Davis' loans from brother, Bob, noted. Daughter, Sherry Davis' blood problem mentioned. [Janie DAVIS - says they've had to borrow money for everything they've had to have it for.] [DAVIS - doesn't believe some younger miners would go back to work under any circumstances because they don't want to work. Thinks that many people at rallies don't go along with hard-liner attitude of those who speak out, but won't speak up against this. He goes along with major] Community mission run by Ricie and James Somerville mentioned. [Ricie SOMERVILLE - says Davis is just being coal miner.] [DAVIS - likes to work in coal mines. If he can provide for family is satisfied.] Reasons Davis cites for striking and for staying on in West Virginia as miner given.

Hart, John;
Kur, Bob

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