CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 2003
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(Times Square: Anderson Cooper) The day after the power blackout in the Northeast reviewed; details given of what is happening in Cleveland with the water supply, in Detroit & Canada & the impact on airlines, gasoline lines & Wall Street. [President BUSH - says we have an antiquated system.] [Governor George PATAKI - asks why did the system fail; states we need answers.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- outlines the job done by the police departments.] [Ontario Premier Ernie EVES - comments on restoring power.]
(Washington: Kelli Arena) The cause of the power outage examined; diagram shown of the power loop where the outages started despite the computer system. [PATAKI - asks why the safeguards did not work.] [North American Electric Reliability Council Michehl GENT- says it all started at "14:06" with the loss of a line in the Cleveland area.] [Deputy Energy Secretary Kyle McSLARROW- comments.] The timetable for the investigations into what happened & where discussed.
(Times Square: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Ohio Lt. Gov. Jennette Bradley about the energy system. [From Columbus, BRADLEY - outlines the water/power restoration process in Ohio & the use of police & National Guard; expresses pleasure with the response in the state.]