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It's Your Money (Tennessee-Tombigee Waterway) #186549

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.

(Columbus, Mississippi: Betsy Stark) The big cost of the government project to connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers built between 1971 and 1986 examined; scenes shown from the waterway in Mississippi, whose biggest success has been as a "fishing hole" rather than commercial water traffic. [Friends of the Earth Brent BLACKWELDER - calls the waterway the biggest boondoggle.] [Waterway Authority Don WALDON, former Congressman Bob EDGAR - offer differing opinions on the project.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy
Duration:
00:02:40

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