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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010
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(Studio: Jessica Yellin) The apology from Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda at the Congressional hearings into problems with Toyota's runaway cars presented. [TOYODA - speaks tearfully.]

(San Francisco: Ted Rowlands) The question of whether there are electronics problems with the vehicles & the role of science in the investigation examined; details given about the role of the Exponent company in defending corporations like Toyota. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - raises questions.] [Big tobacco opponent Dr. Stanton GLANTZ‡- says an independent assessment is needed.] [At hearings, Representative Bruce BRALEY†- questions the Exponent report.] [In interview, Exponent's vice president Angela MEYERS†- responds; defends the company's scientific testing; comments on the report procedure.]

(Studio: Jessica Yellin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The questioning of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the role of NHTSA in investigation Toyota's problems examined; details given about this grilling of the watchdog. [Former NHTSA administrator Joan CLAYBROOK†, Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW†- questions NHTSA's procedures.] [At hearings, Toyota North America president/COO Yoshimi INABA†, LaHOOD - respond.]

Yellin, Jessica;
Rowlands, Ted;
Johns, Joe

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