CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1998
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(New York: Anthony Mason) New information regarding the measures taken by Chrysler to hide the dangers to children from their defective rear gate minivan latch and head off a costly safety recall featured; details given of the Jimenez case and of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests. [NHTSA deputy administrator Phil RECHT - talks about lobbying moves by Chrysler to stymie a recall.] [In a videotaped deposition, Chrysler chairman Robert EATON - testifies about the squashing of a possible recall letter.] [Former NHTSA head Joan CLAYBROOK - assesses Chrysler's actions.] The intervention by Representatives John Dingell and Michael Oxley on behalf of Chrysler to halt a NHTSA recall that eventually resulted in a deal favorable to Chrysler detailed.
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