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Automobiles / Firestone Tires / Congressional Hearings #194756

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Congressional hearings about Firestone's defective tires featured; details given of evidence that Ford and Firestone knew more about tire tread problems. [Representative Tom BLILEY, Senator Barbara MIKULSKI, Representative Bill TAUZIN - raise questions.] [At hearings, Bridgestone/Firestone CEO Masatoshi ONO - apologizes.] [Ford Motor Company Helen PETRAUSKAS - promises customer safety.] [Bridgestone/Firestone Gary CRIGGER - responds.] Talk of new legislation requiring companies to inform the government of overseas recalls noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Betsy Stark) The impact of the tire recall on Firestone and Ford examined; financial and car shopping statistics cited. [Explorer owner Lisa MADDEN - blames Firestone and Ford.] [Automotive News Edward LAPHAM - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy;
Stark, Lisa
Duration:
00:05:00

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