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Northeast / Power Outage / New York #735465

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 14, 2003
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(New York: Aaron Brown) The status of the Northeast's power outage at this time reviewed; live pictures shown of a mostly dark New York City; details given about areas where power is back.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The cause of the blackout by an as-yet-unexplained technical problem & the extent of the outage reviewed; Genescape map shown of power plants operating at zero or low percent this afternoon & Genescape graph shown of a power plant that dropped to zero. The Department of Homeland Security's view of how this event has gone from their perspective discussed.

(New York: Aaron Brown) How New Yorkers handled the power outage reviewed.

(New York: Anderson Cooper) The varied reaction of New Yorkers reviewed; scenes shown from an upper East Side bar where the people are hanging out. [New Yorker "DAVID" - comments.]

(New York: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: John King) The reaction in Washington to the power blackout reviewed. [President BUSH - says our electricity grid needs to be modernized.] The ownership & regulation of the power grid, the political question of industry deregulation & the energy bill discussed.

(New York: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Maria Hinojosa) Telephone report from the Con Ed headquarters about the careful process of slowly & deliberately restoring power presented; details given about what the people are doing in the nearby area; New York City night scenes shown.

(New York: Aaron Brown) The problem of restoring power in the Midwestern cities noted.

Brown, Aaron;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Cooper, Anderson;
King, John;
Hinojosa, Maria

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