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Enron Investigation / Baxter Suicide / Political Links #652939

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 25, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The suicide of former Enron energy company executive J. Clifford Baxter featured; details given of his complaints about Enron's accounting practices before his resignation and of Margaret Ceconi's e-mail about Enron earnings. [Sugar Land, Texas, Police Department sergeant Truman BODY - says the police believe Baxter's death was a suicide.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The government review of contracts given to Enron and accounting firm Arthur Andersen reported; details given of political-corporate ties. [Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph REED - says he had pledged to help President Bush before he was offered a consulting position with Enron.] [Democratic strategist Bob BECKEL - says politicians and corporations have "been taking care of each other for years".] [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - talks about government alliances with corporations.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John

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