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Resource ID: #13676
Subject: Tobacco
Source: query failed
Date: 1996-04-02



Frontline investigates the war between network news and the tobacco industry in the wake of the potential $10 billion libel suit against ABC and the controversial decision by CBS not to allow 60 minutes to air an explosive interview with a tobacco company whistle-blower. This documentary addresses the following question -- As media companies increasingly come under the control of large corporations, will their newsrooms continue to aggressively report on corporate America? -- an looks for answers through interviews with CBS News executives, Walter Cronkite, tobacco company officials, lawyers, and Jeffery Wigand. The story reveals how two US networks put business interests before journalism on one of the major stories on the decade. (April 2, 1996)

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