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

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 1987
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(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.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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