ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interior Secretary Don. Hodel recalled firing Lee Iacocca as chairperson of Statue of Liberty restoration committee
(DC: John Martin) Cost of Liberty Weekend festivities, paid in part by ticket sales and broadcast rights purchased by ABC, noted; Hodel, in letter, said warning Iacocca not to pay for celebration party out of Centennial commission funds targeted for restoration of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island [Interior Department spokesperson David PROSPERI - explains government's position.] [Executive producer David WOLPER - retracts earlier statement regarding use of restoration funds for celebration party] Econs. involved outlined on screen; Iacocca's stance mentioned.
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