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    Vanity Fair profiles the key witnesses and defendants involved in the Bess Meyerson trial in New York; also reviews the events leading up to Meyerson's legal troubles, December 1988.
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    Common Cause Magazine investigates national security clearance procedures; reveals the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Review (DISCR), a Pentagon agency, may be making arbitrary clearance decisions; finds employees of DISCR have quotas they must meet, and they're rewarded for denying clearances; also details alleged inappropriate behavior by agency DISCR director, James P. Novak May/June 1989.
  • "The Poisoning of Paradise"

    KGTV-TV (San Diego) airs an in-depth story on toxic waste dumping in San Diego Bay; many major polluters have never been issued an industrial waste discharge permit, nor have any pollution fines ever been collected; bay suffers severe contamination by PCBs, tributyltin and other toxins, Oct. 24 and Dec. 27, 1986.
  • James Dean Walker Case

    KARK-TV (Little Rock) looks into a 23-year-old murder case and finds forgotten police files, evidence of police tampering, contradictory facts and a case of mistaken identity--all of which led to a new trial for defendant, May 17, 1985.
  • Watergate: An Untold Story

    ABC News 20/20 interviews key members of the Watergate trial grand jury 10 years later; despite a straw vote in which 19 people unanimously voted for an indictment of Richard Nixon, he was not: includes interviews with Leon Jaworski, the special prosecutor who opposed a Nixon indictment, and Judge John Sirica, who believes Nixon should have been indicted, June 17, 1982.
  • Witness for Hire

    WCVB-TV (Boston) investigates the use of paid witnesses and informants in criminal trials and illustrates the risks of perjury that result from excessive use of rewards and inducements to get witnesses to talk, 1980.
  • Battle for the Palisades

    KNBC-TV (Los Angeles) investigates tactics Occidental Petroleum has used to try to drill for oil in Pacific Palisades, Calif.; company infiltrated an anti-drilling group and paid off politicians; discusses the unusual circumstances by which Occidental acquired drilling rights and background on industrialist Armand Hammer, Dec. 12-14, 1984.
  • Workers Comp: Conflict of Interest

    WIS-TV (Columbia, S.C.) airs series on a state industrial commissioner charged with administering worker compensation claims who has filed seven claims, the last awarding himself $57,000, 1983.
  • Soviet Spies: Chicago's Best Kept Secret

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago) series investigates how KGB-sponsored Polish spies have infiltrated Chicago, discredited Polish individuals, stolen industrial secrets and trailed citizens, 1983.
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    Columbia Daily Tribune looks at the pros and cons of using tax-free industrial development bonds to finance private projects, Feb. 10, 1985.