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Automobiles / Firestone Tires / Ford / Tire Technology #194383

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The blame game between the Firestone tire company and Ford Motor Company over the deaths linked to defective Firestone tires updated. [At hearings, Ford CEO Jacques NASSER - says it is a Firestone tire issue.] [Firestone EXECUTIVE, Bridgetone/Firestone vice president John LAMPE - say it is tire-vehicle interaction.] [AT hearings, NHTSA administrator Dr. Sue BAILEY - says the combination will be investigated.] The issue of Ford's decision to go with lower tire pressure to prevent vehicle rollover noted. [Representative Billy TAUZIN - talks about the tire pressure issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Tom Foreman) The complex technology of tires examined; tire diagrams shown; details given of causes of tire separation. [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Bill HOPKINS, chemical engineer Harold HERZLICH - cite stresses on tires during vehicle operation.] [Consumer Reports David CHAMPION - talks about tire tread separation.]

Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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