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Clinton / Rich Pardon, Office Lease / Television Interview #195589

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) Statements from former President Bill Clinton about the controversial pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich and his costly New York City office space featured. [CLINTON - explains his decision; regrets ex-wife Denise Rich has been brought into the matter; criticizes the media; talks about how much taxpayers will pay for office square footage.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) Rich's life in Switzerland now that he is off the most wanted list featured; scenes shown from the village in Switzerland where he lives. [IRS consultant Jack BLOCH - talks about Rich's tax returns.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Rich story on 20/20 noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Israeli television interview with Clinton presented. [CLINTON - describes unpacking in New York.]

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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