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Winter `78 / Coal Strike / New England Blizzard #52908

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 09, 1978
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(Studio) Coal strike's effect on industry and growing opposition to proposed settlement noted. Low supplies in 9 states, IN and West Virginia declarations of energy emergencies and possibility of 1st layoffs in Pennsylvania reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cheswick, Pennsylvania) Coal supply at Duquesne Light's Cheswick plant near Pittsburgh prior to strike contrasted with that at present; photos shown. [Utility company spokesperson Stanley SCHAFFER - thinks there's trouble now.] Situation of Schaffer's company and those serving 9 states and his request to state for permission to order industry cuts in power noted. [SCHAFFER - details emergency plan.] Effect of such cuts on Pittsburgh's steel industry cited.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Cleanup attempts in aftermath of New England blizzard mentioned, incl. Army troops aid to Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Boston, Massachusetts) Report on effects of storm along coast in Massachusetts, where there was flooding. Conditions in Salisbury Beach and Revere, Massachusetts, described. Mentioned in report are policeman Steve Pendergast and residents Anthony Cirillo, Bernard Gallagher and Bucky Knight. [KNIGHT - describes damage to house]
REPORTER: Richard Mayk

(Studio) Looting in Boston and reaction of courts to it reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Mayk, Richard;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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