Inside the Tobacco Deal


60m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Special relates how a group of small-town lawyers from Mississippi brought the tobacco industry to the bargaining table to settle claims on behalf of taxpayers for the Medicaid costs of smoking-related illnesses. Follows the trail of confidential Brown & Williamson documents that were leaked, examin

Film Details

Also Known As
Frontline (05/12/98)
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Special relates how a group of small-town lawyers from Mississippi brought the tobacco industry to the bargaining table to settle claims on behalf of taxpayers for the Medicaid costs of smoking-related illnesses. Follows the trail of confidential Brown & Williamson documents that were leaked, examines the role of former presidential advisor Dick Morris in shaping Clinton's stance on tobacco and reveals new information about the government's criminal case against the tobacco industry.

Film Details

Also Known As
Frontline (05/12/98)
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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