NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 1979
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(Studio) Possible resignation of presidential commission investigating Three Mile Island accident unless its granted authority to subpoena witnesses and elicit testimony under oath reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Middletown, Pennsylvania) Intentions of commission stated. [Chairperson John KEMENY - notes gap between desires of President and American people and lack of action in DC.] Situation said arising from dispute with Senator Judiciary Committee headed by Senator Edward Kennedy; details given. Senator approval of subpoena power but not closed door sessions reported [WORKER - explains cooling system.] Tour of Three Mile Island facility by commission cited.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell