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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Drew Griffin) The Congressional hearings on the V.A. hospital scandal focuing on the Phoenix hospital discussed; scenes shown from the hearings. [Acting V.A.inspector general Richard GRIFFIN@- says the wait lists MAY have contributed to veterans' deaths.]

(California: Drew Griffin) Past & recent coverage of the cheating by charity Help Hospitalized Veterans that has been taking in contributions for 40 years examined; spending statistics cited; scenes shown of former HHV CEO Michael Lynch reading a statement but refusing to answer questions; details given about how the charity survived by Diane Hartmann taking over as CEO after she misused the V.A. system leading to her retirement. [Columbia University fund-raising director Doug WHITE@- comments on Hartmann's background.] The refusal of Hartmann to talk to CNN about the V.A. hospital ban explained; scenes shown of Griffin talking to another guy named Chip.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Drew Griffin) The refusal of the HHV charity to answer media questions & how it is hard to shut down such charities discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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