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Economy: Auto Industry / Chrysler #931014

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A surgical bankruptcy for the Chrysler auto company introduced. {Note: DTV transition message on screen from 5:33:40 to 5:34:50.}

(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's announcement of a federal plan to help Chrysler featured; details given about its partnership with Fiat & the US taxpayer, about Chrysler's debt & further cuts in worker wage & benefits. [OBAMA - says the necessary steps have been taken to give Chrysler a new lease on life; states taxpayer money will be repaid.]

(Auburn Hills, Michigan: Chris Bury) The reaction to the Chrysler plan featured; details given about what Chrysler will do, including plant closings. [At a hangout near Detroit, workers Richard LITTLE†, Kevin SCHULZ†; Ingrid BASTIDAS†; at a Maryland dealership, Greg LEWIS†; Chicago dealer Stanley BALZEKAS†; voice of Chrysler CEO Bob NARDELLI†- react to the Chrysler plan.] [Chicago law school professor Douglas BAIRD†- comments on bankruptcy.] A statement from former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca quoted.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Bury, Chris

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