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This Week
July 19, 2002

This week on NOW: There’s an extraordinary drama playing out in Washington - behind the scenes. The outcome will affect our lives, our pocket books, and our country for years to come. The issue is corporate accountability - increasingly, corporations will do anything to avoid their fair share of the bill. This week we catch a glimpse of this - to avoid taxes, some corporations are changing their addresses, without actually going anywhere.

Then, John Bogle, described by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the investment industry’s "four giants of the 20th century," joins Bill Moyers to talk about the crisis of confidence in corporate America. Mr. Bogle founded The Vanguard Group in 1974, which he then grew into one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world.

Also this week, NOW’s NPR correspondent Emily Harris and producer Rick Field report on the struggle to keep discarded TVs, computers, cell phones, VCRs and other electronics containing lead from contaminating the environment. Who will foot the bill for E-cycling?

And NOW takes a look at an ambitious new musical being readied for opening night at the storied Apollo Theatre, and the man behind "Harlem Song," George C. Wolfe.

In Depth

Computer interior

Find out about U.S. and international laws governing E-cycing. Plus, what to do with an old cell phone.

TV on the corner
Find out where to dispose of toxic E-waste in your neigborhood

The off-shore shell game: Corporate headquarters in Bermuda

Stanley Works, New Britain, CT
Compare corporate tax rates with yours


Corporate logo

What's up (and down) on Wall Street. Talk about is on the message boards

Picture of the Week

Abandoned rail yart
What footprints do we leave on the Earth? Add a caption.

Learn more about the issues discussed on NOW.

Read the complete transcript.


The Offshore Shell Game
Produced by: Bryan Myers
Edited by: Alison Amron

Toxic E-Trash
Produced by: Rick Field
Edited by: Alison Amron

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