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Microsoft / Antitrust Lawsuits / Gates Interview #624277

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The battle lines between computer giant Microsoft and the Justice Department and states attorney generals introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The legal challenge to Microsoft reviewed; details given from court documents in which Microsoft executives speak out against rival Netscape. [Justice Department Joel KLEIN - says Microsoft uses anti-competitive practices to destroy its rivals.] [Microsoft CEO Bill GATES - responds.] [New York attorney general Dennis VACCO - says Microsoft strangles innovation.] The government's opposition to Microsoft's practices in which its programs come up first on Windows 98 noted. [George Mason University professor William KOVACIC - comments on the antitrust case.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Gates. [GATES - explains what Microsoft did to try to settle the dispute with the government; denies meeting with Netscape to divide up the market.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) STOCK MARKET REPORT.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete
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00:05:00

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