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A Closer Look (Culture Clash) #195141

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the merger of Chrysler and Daimler-Benz introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The American view of problems with the DaimlerChrysler merger examined; details given of how the relationship began to fall apart under German management. [Former American Motors chairman Gerald MEYERS - says the two cultures collided and Chrysler felt deceived by the Germans.] [Kirk Kerkorian attorney Terry CHRISTENSEN - explains the German handling of shareholders.] [Two Chrysler WORKERS - says they feel shafted.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London: Bob Woodruff) The German view of problems with the merger with Chrysler examined; details given of its view of Chrysler's creativity and of the Americans' emphasis on profit. [Automotive analyst Karl LUDVIGSEN - say Daimler wanted Chrysler's ability to exploit opportunities.] [The Car Connection Paul EISENSTEIN - cites the German view of Americans' lack of a global view.] [Automotive consultant Graham MAXTON - says the Germans cannot understand the Americans' bottom line mentality.]

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Woodruff, Bob

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