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Sun Day and Solar Energy #499047

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1978
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(Studio) Celebration of Sun Day, in effort to focus attention on potential for solar energy, noted. Sunset at Capitol in Washington, DC described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Tributes to Sun Day and solar energy in Washington, DC detailed, include sunrise gathering at Lincoln Memorial and congress work on program for loans to encourage development of solar energy businesses.
REPORTER: Jackson Bain

(NYC) United Nations greeting to sunrise in New York City described; Sioux Indian chant is sung by Leonard Crowdog of Rosebud Reservation, SD. Speeches by United Nations ambassador Andrew Young and actor Robert Redford noted.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(No location given) Report on Sun Day celebrations in Atlanta, include demonstrations at Georgia Institution of Technology. [MAN - notes it's sun energy day and weather is cold.]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(Studio) President Carter's observance of Sun Day with trip to Solar Energy Research Institution in Golden, Colorado, rptd; film shown. [CARTER - says no cartel can control sun and its energy won't run out nor will it cause pollution.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Ancient Egyptians' worship of sun god, Ra, mentioned. Use of solar energy and related questions of cost and practicality outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) Examination of methods of harnessing sun's energy and costs involved. Georgia Tech's device for product electricity from sun and device for same purpose on roof of Chicago's Museum of Science and Ind. described. Sun Day supporters' push for more government subsidies for development of solar energy techniques stated.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bain, Jackson;
Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard;
Jimenez, Bob
Duration:
00:05:50

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