Search the Archive

Automobiles / Firestone Tires / Congressional Hearings #194756

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 2000
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.]

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy;
Stark, Lisa

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.