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  • "Pipeline Problems"

    WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg, Fla.) exposes that Interpace, a pipe manufacturer, installed water pipes with knowledge that inferior materials would cause pipes to burst; pipes were installed throughout the country; Interpace faces multiple lawsuits, Nov. 5 - 6, 1990.
  • Anatomy of an Oil Spill

    Frontline/WGBH-TV (Boston) documents long history of negligence by government agencies and oil companies that led to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989; environmental promises were broken after the Alaska pipeline, installed in 1973, slowly fell apart, March 20, 1990.
  • Profile of a pipeline

    Columbia Daily Tribune examines the drug pipeline that runs through the Midwest; questions the use of drug courier profiles to justify searching vehicles for drugs during routine traffic stops.
  • (Untitled)

    Akron Beacon Journal creates a computer database of campaign contributions to unveil a hidden pipeline of campaign money from companies seeking legislative favors, including various Bell companies seeking deregulation, Oct. 1 - 2, 1989.
  • Blueprint for disaster

    Anchorage Daily News shows how close ties between the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil industry led to the Exxon Valdez spill. The series also examines Exxon's history of unexplained catastrophic blunders.
  • Dixie Pipeline

    WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge) reveals a contra supply line which runs from Alabama through Louisiana, ending in New Orleans, May 18 - 20, 1988.
  • The Haitian Connection

    Sun-Tattler (Hollywood, Fla.) exposes a major Haitian cocaine pipeline in Florida linked to the Haitian government and to Colombian traffickers; finds law enforcement officials were unaware of the pipeline, Feb. 3 - Dec. 24, 1988.
  • (Untitled)

    Orange County (Calif.) Register reveals that Vietnamese refugees in the United States have developed an economic pipeline, involving the trading of currency, medicine and manufactured goods, to bolster Vietnam's struggling economy, despite an official trade embargo with the United States, Aug. 21 - 22, 1988.
  • Broken Pipeline

    KIMO-TV (Anchorage) reveals large amounts of unstable natural gas liquid were being shipped through the trans-Alaska pipeline, which was not built for that use; pipeline leaked hydrocarbons, increasing air pollution in town of Valdez; reports the Alyeska company broke promises made to Congress when it sought permission to build the pipeline, Dec. 20, 1987.
  • Pipeline to the Police

    Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.) examines the questionable relationship between the police and a local thug who was the key witness in a murder investigation; the man beat up people connected to the investigation with the police department's knowledge, April 26, 1987.