ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(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.]