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Manville Corp. / Commentary #285614

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 1982
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(Studio) Manville Corp.'s move towards bankruptcy denied as effort to get government bailout by senior executive; details given.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Studio) Past CBS reports on dangers posed by asbestos industry recalled. [July 9, 1980, Ray SECKINGER - denies company warned about dangers.] Seckinger's illness with asbestos is and his inability to qualify for workman's compensation noted. 1935 letter from trade industry publication "Asbestos" ed. A.S. Rossiter to Raybestos-Manhattan, Incorporated president Sumner Simpson regarding dangers from asbestosis shown, quoted on screen. Simpson noted soliciting advice from Johns-Manville attorney Vandiver Brown in effort to keep information from workers; Johns-Manville's response quoted on screen. Govt.'s study noted paid for and edited by asbestos industry Current status of industry and cases against it considered.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Kuralt, Charles;
Moyers, Bill

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