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Carter / News Conference / Coal Talks #52657

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal strike and related negotiations in DC, according to President Carter's orders, noted. Carter news conference in Rhode Island reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Providence, Rhode Island) Carter's activities in Rhode Island detailed, include attendance at fund-raiser for Senator Claiborne Pell and news conference after call to Labor Department with regard to coal talks. [CARTER - announces progress in talks and cites hopes for outcome. Doesn't think another week can be afforded.] President's intentions with regard to Taft-Hartley Act noted. [CARTER - comments on proposed arms sale to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Notes Egypt no longer asking USSR for arms.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Update on coal talks and contrast between attitude in Washington, DC and that of Carter in Rhode Island given.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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