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Microsoft / Antitrust Suit / Breakup / Gates Interview #635222

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 2000
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) A Justice Department order for Microsoft to split into two companies reported; details of the breakup plan given. [Justice Department Joel KLEIN - defends the court's decision.] [Microsoft general counsel Bill NEUKOM - says an appeal will soon be filed.] [George Washington University professor William KOVACIC - says much of the case will be set aside.] [Former government lawyer Robert POPOFSKY - comments.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Interview held with Microsoft Chairman and chief software engineer Bill Gates. [GATES - talks about Microsoft's beginnings; talks about problems with the court ruling.]

(New York: Mike Jensen) The possible economic impact of a Microsoft breakup examined. [Bear Stearns senior economist John RYDING - says the economy's growth will continue.] ["PC Magazine" Editor-in-Chief Michael MILLER - says there will be more software choices.] [Southwestern University School of Law professor Lawrence SULLIVAN - says he agrees with the judgment.] [A.G. Edwards John PURICELLI - predicts the movement of stock prices.]

Couric, Katie;
Jensen, Mike;
Williams, Pete

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