The Fall of an Industrial Titan: General Motors Goes Bankrupt

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President Obama said today he expects a new General Motors to emerge from the ashes of its historic filing for bankruptcy. He also warned that there are more hard times ahead. Guest host Sara Terry considers what a restructured GM will look like, how hands-off the government will be as the company’s major stakeholder, and what the failure means for auto workers, parts suppliers and dealers? Also, the battle for Minnesota’s still-contested US Senate seat. On Reporter's Notebook, anti-abortionists called him “Tiller the killer." Now, Doctor George Tiller, who performed late-term abortions, has been killed.

Banner image: General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson speaks with reporters following an announcement that General Motors Corp., the world's largest automaker for 77 years, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


Sara Terry

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