× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Special Segment (The Coal Barons)(Part II) #555447

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Lexington, Kentucky: Lisa Myers) Controversial coal baron L.B. Gorman featured; details given, scenes shown. [Sidney CORNETT - describes destruction of his land by Gorman's company Vegas Coals Incorporated, Gorman's political power, influence.] Gorman's illegal coal mining operations detailed. [MAN - describes Gorman's illegal activities through phony coal companies and Peoples Bank and Trust Company; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Randall YOUNG - explains lawsuits against Kentucky Utilities (KU) linked to Gorman.] Gifts given to KU's chief coal buyer Seth Voss by Gorman noted. [Ofc. of Surface Mining director Jed CHRISTIANSEN - defs. halting audit of Gorman company in mid-stream.] Evidence contradicting that claim examined. [Inspector Patrick ANGEL - recalls phone call from Gorman threatening to use his political influence to halt Christensen's audit.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Part III announced.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa
Duration:
00:04:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.