World Business Review Investigation

Number 19528
Subject Fraud
Source WNYC
State NY
Year 2002
Publication Date February 23, 24, 2002
Summary Bob Garfield reports that the "World Business Review" television program hosted by former Secretary of State Alexander Haig was not the business-news magazine it was posing as to colleges and universities in order to keep tapes of the programs on their library shelves. This was rather a weekly infomercial, charging "interviewees" for their appearance and collaborating with those paying clients in fashioning "interview" questions. Garfield also found that the show was using a slush fund, with a fictitious corporate title, to circumvent federal regulations about paying time and advertising on public TV.
Category
Pages 8
Keywords Alexander Haig;universities;libraries;infomercial;public television;corruption;TAPE;RADIO;transcript
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