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Statue of Liberty / Iacocca-Hodel Feud #100917

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interior Secretary Don. Hodel recalled firing Lee Iacocca as chairperson of committee overseeing restoration of Statue of Liberty.

(Detroit, Michigan: Chris Bury) Iacocca's reaction to being fired by Henry Ford recalled. [IACOCCA - attacks Hodel's decision, quotes Interior Secretary] Hodel's ostensible reason for firing Iacocca recalled. [IACOCCA - considers restoration work a labor of love for immigrant parents; lists questions he'd like Hodel to answer.] [HODEL - defs. termination.] Pols. underlying issue and White House denial that Iacocca's possible candidate for democrat pres. nomination was involved noted.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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