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A Closer Look (System in Crisis) #735872

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look into what needs fixing in the US introduced; details given of the investigation of the FirstEnergy company following the blackout; scenes shown of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; statistics cited on the nation's infrastructure.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The nation's failing infrastructure examined; details given about bridges, highways, water pipes, natural gas lines, rail lines. [Atlanta Mayor Shirley FRANKLIN†- says the city's infrastructure is in crisis.] [American Society of Civil Engineers William HENRY†, Infrastructure Technology Inst. David SCHULZ†- say we should be concerned about the system, which is not up to snuff.] [Chicago transportation commissioner Miguel D'ESCOTO†- says you cannot run a 21st century freight rail program with a 19th century infrastructure.]

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Dean

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