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CNN Evening News for Sunday, Aug 17, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) The end of the blackout in the Northeast reported.

(Eastlake, Ohio: John Zarrella) The investigation into what caused the blackout featured; details given about the failure of transmission lines owned by Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp.; statements from FirstEnergy & Midwest ISO quoted. [On “Late Edition,” Energy Secretary Spencer ABRAHAM†- says it’s not possible at this point to definitively say {what caused it.}] [On “Face the Nation,” New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON†- comments on overload in the Ohio companies.] [North American Electric Reliability Council Michehl GENT††- questions why the troubled area did not separate itself from the rest of the system.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(New York: Michael Okwu) The outlook for tomorrow, the first working day since the recovery of power in New York City, featured. [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – advises conserving energy.] [Three Manhattan RESIDENTS – say they are not concerned about tomorrow.] The situation in Ontario, Canada, updated.

Koppel, Andrea;
Zarrella, John;
Okwu, Michael

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