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Northeast / Blackout of 2003 #735545

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 16, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The status of the blackout of 2003 updated.

(New York: Ned Potter) The tracing of the source of the blackout to Akron, Ohio, featured; map shown of the affected areas in the power outage. [North American Electric Reliability council Michehl GENT†- says this was preventable.] [Energy Secretary Spencer ABRAHAM†- says we have to keep this from happening again.] [In November, 1965, blackout, New York Governor Nelson ROCKEFELLER - says we have to prevent blackouts in the future.] The need to modernize power lines noted.

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The return towards normalcy in New York City with the full restoration of power featured; scenes shown from across the city; details given of the financial cost. [On the subway, MAN; in airport, TRAVELLER; Gristede's Supermarket manager Danny TRABIESO†; economic ANALYST - comment.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Geoff Morrell) The ripple effect of the blackout on airlines & railroads examined; scenes shown of lines at the airports; details given of the potential cost for the airline industry. [At the airport, three TRAVELLERS; Amtrak spokesman Dan STESSEL†- comment on the wait.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Problems with clean water in Ohio noted.

(Detroit: Ron Claiborne) The impact of the blackout on Detroit featured; scenes shown of the return to normal life in the city. [DTE CEO Anthony EARLEY†- talks about the restoration process.] [Bride-to-be Shiarra ADAMS‡- comments on her wedding problems.] [Mayor Kwame KILPATRICK†, resident Doris MILLER†- downplay the problems.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The return of limited power to Ontario, Canada, reported.

Reporter(s):
Woodruff, Bob;
Potter, Ned;
Jamieson, Bob;
Morrell, Geoff;
Claiborne, Ron
Duration:
00:08:20

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