President Carter Orders the White House Thermostat to 65 Degrees in Winter

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General Information

Source:
NBC Nightly News
Creator:
Judy Woodruff
Event Date:
01/22/1977
Air/Publish Date:
01/22/1977
Resource Type:
Video News Report
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
1977
Clip Length:
00:00:45

Description

Hours after President Jimmy Carter urged Americans to save energy, he orders thermostats in the White House to be turned down to 65 degrees in an effort to lead by example.

Citation

MLA

"President Carter Orders the White House Thermostat to 65 Degrees in Winter." Judy Woodruff, correspondent. NBC Nightly News. NBCUniversal Media. 22 Jan. 1977. NBC Learn. Web. 5 September 2012.

APA

Woodruff, J. (Reporter). (1977, January 22). President Carter Orders the White House Thermostat to 65 Degrees in Winter. [Television series episode]. NBC Nightly News. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3438

CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE

"President Carter Orders the White House Thermostat to 65 Degrees in Winter" NBC Nightly News, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 01/22/1977. Accessed Wed Sep 5 2012 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3438

Transcript

President Carter Orders the White House Thermostat to 65 Degrees in Winter

JOHN HART, anchor:

Good evening. President Carter is finding himself at home in the White House, having members of Congress over, reorganizing the National Security Staff and turning down the Thermostat. Here is Judy Woodruff.

JUDY WOODRUFF, reporting:

The press office was chillier than usual today. Hours after Mr. Carter had urged Americans to save energy, he ordered the thermostats in the White House turned down to 65 degrees. Upstairs, nobody seemed to notice if it were a few degrees cooler. For the second day in a row, the president and first lady hosted a series of receptions, the first one for members of Congress and their guests.