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The Fleecing of America (Cruise Ship Program) #654262

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The deal in which government funds were given to a struggling American cruise ship company examined; scenes shown of a half-built cruise ship in Mississippi. [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - asks when the American government went into "the Loveboat business."] [Georgia State University Law School professor Jack WILLIAMS - says the company got a sweet deal and that the taxpayers carried the risk of default instead of the company.] [Senator John McCAIN - says the company went bankrupt and taxpayers will pay the price.] [Representative Gene TAYLOR - says keeping the company going will keep the workers around when they are needed.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa
Duration:
00:02:30

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