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Advocates; Should Congress Deregulate Trucking?

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Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Barney Frank Advocate: R. Lisle Baker Witnesses: Sen. Edward Kennedy - (D) Massachusetts Leaman McCoy - True Transport James Miller - Economist Daniel Sweeney - Attorney for shipper groups Arthur Imperatore - President of APA Corp. Produced by WGBH at the Kennedy School of Government.

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Should Congress Deregulate Trucking?
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A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969



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Frank, Barney, 1940-
Sweeney, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1943-
United States
Trucking--Deregulation--United States
Baker, R. Lisle
Miller, James Clifford
Trucking--Law and legislation
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission.
Imperatore, Arthur
McCoy, Leamon
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Cambridge, MA
Social Issues
Public Affairs
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 (Guest)
Frank, Barney, 1940- (Guest)
Sweeney, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1943- (Guest)
Miller, James Clifford (Guest)
Baker, R. Lisle (Guest)
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- (Moderator)
McCoy, Leamon (Guest)
Imperatore, Arthur (Guest)
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Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.
Chicago: “Advocates; Should Congress Deregulate Trucking?,” 03/11/1979, GBH Archives, accessed April 13, 2024,
MLA: “Advocates; Should Congress Deregulate Trucking?.” 03/11/1979. GBH Archives. Web. April 13, 2024. <>.
APA: Advocates; Should Congress Deregulate Trucking?. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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