NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 2009
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(New York: Phil LeBeau) The bankruptcy filing by General Motors examined; scenes shown of CEO Fritz Henderson arriving at court; details given about GM’s debt and plant closings and idlings; the costs for the government cited; ads shown. [HENDERSON – says we will prove ourselves.] [President OBAMA – says difficult days lie ahead.] [Consumer advocate Ralph NADER – says it didn’t have to fail.] [Yale School of Management Jeffrey SONNENFELD- outlines what GM must do.] [At Greiner Pontiac near Los Angeles, 2 CUSTOMERS – support GM.] The approval of the sale of Chrysler to Fiat noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pontiac, Michigan: Kevin Tibbles) The uncertain future for GM workers in Pontiac, Michigan, featured. [GM workers Gary SMITH, Leo EDWARDS, retired worker Stephannie SMITH- react to the bankruptcy.]