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Who Gets What in Public Tragedies

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Victims of the attacks of September 11th were compensated with public money. Victioms of the Oklahoma bombing were not. How come? Is there a single, appropriate policy? Why are the victims of some disasters compensated from public coffers while others are not?

We’ll talk to the man who’s handed out a lot of the money. Kenneth Feinberg was special master for the September 11thVictim Compensation Fund and the administrator of BP’s payments to victims of the Gulf Oil Spill.  He’s now written a book called, “Who Gets What: Fair Compensation For Tragedy and Finacial Upheaval… “   

Credits

Guest:
Kenneth Feinberg - Author

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Daniel Rothberg, Evan George