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Northeast / Blackout 2003 #735556

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 16, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The return of electrical power in most of the Northeast noted.

(New York: Carl Quintanilla) The second day of recovery in the Northeast from the biggest ever power failure featured; details given of specific post-blackout problems with food & water. [Detroit Edison Anthony EARLEY†- comments on the "complete system blackout."] [Detroit Mayor Kwame KILPATRICK†- talks about the boiling water alert.] Diagram shown of the power grid breakdown. [Edison Electric Inst. William BRIER†- comments on the cause.] [Energy Secretary Spencer ABRAHAM†- says we have to keep this from happening again.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Pat Dawson) The ripple effect of the blackout on planes, train & automobiles reviewed; scenes shown from airports, subways & roads; details given about canceled & delayed flights. [Air travellers Birgitta ROSENBERG, two PEOPLE - outline their problems.] [AAA Justin McNAULL†- talks about disrupted flights.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Mark Potter) The resumption of power in Michigan featured; scenes shown from Detroit, which is returning to normal. [WOMAN - comments.] [KILPATRICK - says Detroit was the calmest city during the crisis.]

Williams, Brian;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Dawson, Pat;
Potter, Mark

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