NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interior Secretary Don. Hodel's official reason for firing Lee Iacocca from commission overseeing restoration of Statue of Liberty recalled.
(No location given: James Polk) Iacocca's reaction to firing examined. [IACOCCA - describes Hodel's termination of him.] Background to his and Hodel's clash reviewed. Iacocca's unpopularity with chief of staff Don. Regan described on screen; Regan said only White House aide not using Chrysler as official car. [HODEL - denies White House guided his moves.] Iacocca's long-standing opposition to government's effort to commercialize Ellis Island recalled. [IACOCCA - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Garrick Utley) Commercialization of Statue of Liberty by corps. purchasing franchise rights examined; commercials shown. Economic benefits for American Express described. [New York Historical Society spokesperson James BELL - thinks situation symbolizes nation's experience as entrepreneurs.] Items and prods. using Statue to promote its sales listed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Anchor acknowledges "NBC News"' use of statue as logo.