ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1978
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(Studio) Court order for striking coal miners to return to work noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) President Carter's statements concerning invoking Taft-Hartley and expectations with regard to miners obeying law reported [CARTER - says this is time for cooling off, not confrontation, and that law must be enforced.] Justice Department preparations for court request noted. Court proceedings before Judge Aubrey E. Robinson detailed, include statements by Attorney General Bell and assistant Glen Whitaker and UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) attorney Harrison Combs. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Arnold Miller's announcement that negotiations will begin again in Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson Artist: Freda Reiter
(Ethel, West Virginia) Report on attitude of miners in Cedar Grove and Logan Cnty., West Virginia. Is noted that fear spreads that if they return to work, other miners will try to keep them away. Situation at Luann Mine in Logan Cnty. noted. [Miner James WOODY - says it wouldn't be worth it for them to return.] [Melvin CAMPBELL - says it wouldn't be safe to go back.] [Miner owner John McCOY - thinks there would be threats against returning miners.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Studio) Government report on unemployment due to strike and Pittsburgh steel official's predictions on situation noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters