PRESS RELEASE — Friday, November 9, 2012
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DIALOGUE Talks With Special Master Of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

— Airs November 16 (Friday) at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats November 18 (Sunday) at 10:30/9:30 a.m. MT/PT

On this week’s DIALOGUE, host Marcia Franklin talks with attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust and the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund at Virginia Tech.

The Idaho Public Television-produced program airs Friday (November 16) at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT and repeats Sunday (November 18) at 10:30/9:30 a.m. MT/PT.

Mr. Feinberg also has served as special master in the Agent Orange, TARP executive compensation, asbestos personal injury, Dalkon shield, and DES (pregnancy medication) cases.

The two discuss how Feinberg found himself developing the field of mass tort compensation and what factors he took into account when designing the programs he has administered. They also talk about how the nature of his assignments affect him, whether there is a role for government in compensating victims of disasters and whether he thinks the funds he has administered are appropriate models for the future.

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