Search the Archive

Senate / Natural Gas Compromise Approval #500799

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Senator approval of natural gas compromise bill, nearly 18 mos. after President Carter sent energy bill to Congress, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on Senator debate and vote. Other issues in energy legislature listed and examined. Senator and House action on separate parts of bill stated. Outlook for congress passage of energy legislature this session mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney Artist: Betty Wells

(DC) [Senator Robert BYRD - informs President Carter via telephone of Senate vote.] Carter's meeting with reporters described. [CARTER - commends those who helped get bill passed. Mentions upcoming House action.] Significance of getting bill passed stated.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Details of bill given. Deregulation within some states on natural gas product in state noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) Report on situation in Texas, where intrastate natural gas prices aren't regulated. Some Texas citizens' protests about prices noted. Films shown. [WOMAN - calls for state price limit on natural gas.] Situations in Crystal City and in former farming region of Pecos Valley because of pricing described. Is reported there have been no factory closings or layoffs due to shortages. [Oil and gas. product George MITCHELL - says it's been shown that good job can be done when there's no regulation. Comments that Texas has lots of natural gas.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Woodruff, Judy

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.