Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Stanford, Connecticut: Martha MacCallum) The political debate over the presidential helicopter contract featured; details given about Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, the two companies vying for the contract, arguments supporting Sikorsky, that the helicopter should be built with all American parts, and for Lockheed Martin, an English corporation, which has received support from British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Senator Hillary Clinton. [Sikorsky’s Jeff PINO†- says there is no greater honor than having the president fly in their helicopter; calls it the most tested combat helicopter in the world.] [Lockheed Martin’s Steve RAMSEY†- says they sell a proven machine.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS†- says the president should not be flown in a foreign helicopter.] [CLINTON†- says Lockheed Martin would be the best choice.] [Sikorsky’s Sam DIAZ†- says the contract should stay in the US.]
- Smith, Shepard;
- MacCallum, Martha
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.