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Bush / Corporate Responsibility / Harken / Corporate Reform #705251

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) President Bush’s Wall Street speech on corporate responsibility featured; details given of his plan to fight corporate corruption in America. [BUSH - says we will do everything in our power to end “cooking the books.”] [Bank of America Lynn REASER†- says corporate America will be put back in order.] [Representative Peter DeFAZIO†- states his opinion of Bush’s speech.] Political issue of Bush’s connection with Harken Energy Corp.† noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s own financial troubles outlined; details given of Bush’s business dealings with Harken and of the SEC investigation. [Monday, BUSH- says there was an honest difference of opinion.] [Center for Public Integrity Chuck LEWIS†- says Harken gave a false picture to the public.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) Crisis of confidence in corporate America featured; details given of proposals to restore investors’ confidence in big business. [Goat farmer and disillusioned investor Connie DENISTON‡- compares raising goats to investing in stocks.] [Williams Financial Group Wilson WILLIAMS†- says investors want to see action.] [Restore the Trust co-chair Pamela GILBERT†- says that unless we get reforms with enforcement power the public will not come back to the stock market.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Brown, Campbell;
Gregory, David;
Thompson, Anne

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