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2/13/2017 - Fairfield First Selectman Discusses Impact of GE Sale and State Aid Cuts on PBS NewsHour Weekend

First Selectman Mike Tetreau appeared on PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday, February 11, 2017 to discuss the sale of GE and the impact of state aid cuts to the Town of Fairfield.

To view the show, click on http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/ge-corporations-shop-best-relocation-deals/.

The show, GE, Other Corporations Shop For Best Relocation Deals, was hosted by PBS NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker who reported on the business tug of war between states, and why one Fortune 100 company, GE, left one state for another.

The show took an in-depth look at American companies that have often moved manufacturing plants overseas in search of cheaper labor or easier access to raw materials. But inside the U.S., American states find themselves competing with each other to host corporate headquarters or factories and the good paying white collar and blue collars jobs that come with them. In turn, corporations leverage their position to shop around for the best deals and tax incentives to relocate.

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PBS NewsHour grew out of journalists Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil’s unprecedented, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. The half-hour MacNeil/Lehrer Report from 1975-1983 garnered critical praise and numerous awards for in-depth coverage of a different single issue in each broadcast. The program was transformed into The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1983. It made history as the first hour-long broadcast of national nightly news and was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards, and other honors. In October 1995, the program became The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. In December 2009, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer transitioned to PBS NewsHour. In September 2013, the program began its newest incarnation as PBS NewsHour with co-anchors Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill, the first female co-anchor team in U.S. network broadcast history.