CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1983
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(Studio) Braniff International airlines recalled claiming its collapse was due to price fixing by American Airlines.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Dallas, Texas) Justice Department reported filing civil suit against American Airlines for attempted price fixing in Braniff case; background to suit, based on phone conversation between American president Robert Crandall and Braniff president Howard Putnam, explained. Alleged conversation quoted on screen. Justice's Department's recommendations against Crandall mentioned. Reaction of American Airlines noted. [American spokesperson Lowell DUNCAN - considers government suit unfounded.] Putnam thought secretly taping conversation with Crandall.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft
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