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Heat Wave / Power #835331

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 2006
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Today's suffocating heat across the nation introduced; temperature map shown.

(Philadelphia: Nancy Weiner) The heat wave featured; scenes shown from Philadelphia, Indiana, Boston, Nashua, New Hampshire & a New York City beach to illustrate various heat-related problems. [WOMAN, Dolly DREW, prison inmate's father Samuel MINORS†, Nashua fire department assistant chief Michael MANSFIELD†, NOAA meteorologist Douglas FELTGEN†- comment on the weather-related issues.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The impact of record-high temperatures on the power grid featured; scenes shown from New York City; details recalled of the 2003 power blackout & about the nation's aging power grid. [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- says we have to conserve power.] [New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON - predicts more blackouts.] [North American Electric Reliability Council Larry KEZELE†- says the power structure is still being maintained.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Weiner, Nancy;
Potter, Ned

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