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In Depth (Northeast Blackout Investigation) #735908

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Robert Hager) The joint US-Canadian investigation into the cause of the blackout across the Northeast & Midwest featured; details given about how power systems are monitored; scenes shown from the task force meeting and from the control room at DTE Energy in Detroit. [Secretary of Energy Spencer ABRAHAM†, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Herb DHALIWAL†- comment on working together.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Complaints of poor service against Ohio-based FirstEnergy featured; details given of power failures in the area covered by Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy subsidiary. [Pizza shop owner Maria MARUCA†- comments on financial losses due to power failures.] [Dover Township, New Jersey, Mayor John F. RUSSO, Jr.†- says tourists are not coming back because of power outages every summer.] [New Jersey Governor James McGREEVEY†- comments on FirstEnergy’s failures.] [FirstEnergy/JCP&L spokesman Scott SURGEONER†- says we are addressing the situation.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Higher gas prices caused by the shutdown of refineries in the blackout region noted; average gas price cited.

Seigenthaler, John;
Hager, Robert;
Myers, Lisa

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