Morley Safer interviews witnesses related to his examination of the 1936-1950 National City Lines streetcar conspiracy and resultant federal convictions against major American companies and individuals involved in the acquisition and subsequent dismantling of over 100 streetcar lines and electric railways in 45 American cities and their quick conversion into bus operation. Written by
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William Dixon put together the criminal conspiracy case that the federal government brought against General Motors and the others in 1947. At 84, he's the only principal in that case still alive. There was nothing you could do to bring back the streetcars.
No, nothing, not a thing. You're absolutely right, yes.
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