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Energy / Natural Gas Pricing / Coal Strike Developments #498204

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Senator's informal agreement on natural gas pricing noted; will end one of longest congress debates in history.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) President Carter's decision against government seizure of coal mines to force end of strike mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on White House strategy for getting end to strike, with little emphasis being placed on hopes for negotiated settlement between UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and BCOA. Details of plan listed. Contd. administration hopes that Taft-Hartley order will be obeyed noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Surveillance of coal stkpiles. at power companies reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Energy Department reports on power companies' average coal supplies reasons for revised figs and outlook for future detailed. Conditions of supplies at Duquesne Power Company in Pittsburgh, American Electric Power Company, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Allegheny Power System listed.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Questions of how many miners will obey back-to-work order and what will happen to those who don't and to those who do mentioned. Much depends on presidents of union locals.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belmont Cnty., Ohio) Report on meeting of president of locals from Ohio and West Virginia. [Local pres. Charles WRIGHT - will have to order men back, but doesn't believe they'll go. Has had life threatened if he attempts to give order.] [Local president Larry HARPER - asks how he and men will be protected if he abides by law. Is afraid for family.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Effect of strike on industry and unemployment noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Weirton, West Virginia) Miners' determination to stay on strike and thus threats to jobs of many other workers in West Virginia stated. Miners' demonstration at Governor Jay Rockefeller's office noted. [ROCKEFELLER - agrees to seriousness of problem for miners and other workers.] Power cuts in state cited; effects on steel mill at Weirton described. Gathering of miners and steelworkers at restaurant owned by miner Herbert Lowry noted. [LOWRY - thinks miners ought to stay out, even if nation shut down.] [Steelworker Richard DAVIS - thinks miners ought to let nonunion coal run some, so rest of country not hurt so badly.] [Steelworker Ed SCHNEIDER - doesn't think strike is fair.] [Steelworker Dave BARTOW - doesn't think any organization has right to hurt whole country and knows it's not right for them to hurt him.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) contribution of $2 million to relief fund for striking miners reported; effect of strike on auto workers noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith;
Pettit, Tom

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