NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1979
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(Studio) Public skepticism with regard to energy crisis noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Public questioning of forthcoming gasoline shortage stated. ["Energy Action" James FLUG - comments.] Areas of suspicion and criticism listed, shown on screen. Oil industry response, include effect of Iranian oil cutoff, given. [Exxon spokesperson Bob DOYLE - comments.] Critics position re: disbelief in gasoline shortage outlined. [Energy analyst John LICHTBLAU - comments.] Reasons for oil price increases detailed; benefits to oil companies noted. [Energy Department John O'LEARY - recalls windfall profits in 1973-74.] Oil industry position with regard to profits cited. [Atlantic Richfield Thornton BRADSHAW - comments.] Future problems stated.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen