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Coal Strike Developments #498190

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on reaction of miners to President Carter's action.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cabin Creek, West Virginia) [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - didn't like Taft-Hartley when it was invoked before and doesn't now, but there are things person has to live with that he doesn't like.] Reaction of miners in Doug's Place, along Cabin Creek, as Carter makes announcement described. Miners' names and mines at which they work noted. [MINERS - won't go back to work under Taft-Hartley; won't return till mines seized.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Dilles Bottom, Ohio) Reaction of miners in Ohio to Carter decision reported [Retired miner Tom STEELE - describes conditions at his mine, which worked under Taft-Hartley in 1950.] Miners' stated preference for government seizure of mines noted.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Planned cuts in electric power supply by utilities in Midwest and in MD, Virginia, and West Virginia due to coal shortage reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on effects of strike, present and potential, on industry and unemployment. Energy Secretary Schlesinger's testimony to congress committee noted. [SCHLESINGER - cites possible necessary actions in power curtailments if strike not ended. Notes potential for disorder like that in NYC's blackout last summer.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Coal strike situation summarized.

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Kiker, Douglas;
Lewis, Meredith

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