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Enron Investigation / Baxter Suicide / New CEO / Ratings #652956

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 26, 2002
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) Findings of a CBSNews/New York Times poll on the fallout of the Enron investigation on President Bush's administration cited.

(Houston: Maureen Maher) The investigation into the suicide of former Enron executive J. Clifford Baxter and the likelihood that corporate turnaround expert Stephen Cooper will replace resigning chairman Kenneth Lay examined. [Baxter's friend Chuck BUCKNER - comments.] [Law professor Gerald TREECE - comments on the Baxter suicide and the coming of the "lone ranger."]

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(New York: Randall Pinkston) One corporate ratings expert's correct analysis of Enron in the last year examined. [Egan-Jones Ratings Company Sean EGAN - says Enron was a poor credit risk.] [Standard and Poor's president Leo O'NEILL - says rating are based on full disclosure and Enron did not; points out investor confidence in ratings remains extremely high.]

Maher, Maureen;
Mason, Anthony;
Pinkston, Randall

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