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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 16, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The current political infighting over how to deal with the nation's electrical system in the wake of the biggest blackout in history examined; details given about the series of reports critical of the power grid system & of the impact of deregulation on the electrical industry. [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Pat WOOD†- says we deserve a better system.] [Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission head James HACKER‡- says a hundred million voters in the dark should be a catalyst for change.] [Former FBI chief of counterterrorism Steven POMERANTZ†- comments on a possible attack on the infrastructure.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Jordan, Rosiland
Duration:
00:03:30

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