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Truckers' Protests #504791

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 20, 1979
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(Studio) Strike called by independent truckers with regard to price of diesel fuel and resulting impact on nation's food and fuel supply, sniper killing of trucker in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and other violence associated with protests reported White House response noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Violence in Granger, IN, detailed; films shown. Situations in Wisconsin and Minnesota examined; films shown. [Phillips 66 spokesperson M.S. LINDHOLM - comments.] Minnesota police said assisted by National Guard. [TRUCKER - issues threat.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins (WTHR-TV newstape) (WFRV-TV newstape) (WTCN-TV news tape)

(John's Island, SC) Impact of truckers protest on South Carolina agriculture industry outlined; tomato farmers of Charleston, SC, cited as example [Farmer Jimmy SCHAFFER - comments.] [Trucker Paul SMITH - comments.] Packers' dependence on truckers detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(Wallingford, Connecticut) Econ. impact of protest on family of independent trucker Chuck Valdik reported [Mary VALDIK - comments.] Valdik's income last year compared to that of Census Bureau's interpretation of average American family's income. [Chuck VALDIK - comments.]
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

Brinkley, David;
Harrington, Gerald;
Jimenez, Bob

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