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Segment 7 (First Energy) #735765

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: John Zarrella) The investigation into the starting point for the cascading blackout featured; details given about the FirstEnergy power company's prior difficulties with two of its plants. [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission William MASSEY†- says we do not know where the failure was.] [Creditsights utilities analyst Dorothea MATTHEWS†- says we are looking at a series of "bad luck" at FirstEnergy.] Statements from FirstEnergy quoted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with BBC investigative reporter Greg Palast† about FirstEnergy. [PALAST - talks about the background of the FirstEnergy company & the problems after deregulation; notes rates have gone up as energy companies have merged.]

Breown, Aaron;
Zarrella, John

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