CPTV’s On the Record (OTR) Talks Cars, Crisis with Connecticut Automotive Dealers Association President James Fleming
HARTFORD, Conn. – A new installment of On the Record, airing on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV, www.cptv.org) on Sunday, March 15 at 11:30 p.m. with host Steve Kotchko, will offer an inside look at the stricken automotive industry. On the Record (OTR) invites James Fleming, president of the Connecticut Automotive Dealers Association, to discuss the woes of the business in this time of economic chaos.
In December, Fleming testified before Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd's Senate committee in favor of the Automotive Industry Bailout Bill. Now, Connecticut has lost 20 dealerships since January 1, 2009. Fleming will discuss the current dismal state of the auto industry and how the credit crisis has made it nearly impossible to sell cars to historically qualified buyers.
OTR is also available on demand at www.CPTV.org.
Now in its 23rd year, On the Record is a weekly half-hour public affairs program featuring interviews with Connecticut legislators and policymakers on major topics of importance to state residents. The show is produced by CPTV as part of its mission to deliver a broad array of programming serving the public interest. OTR airs during the legislative session. Show information including newsmaker biographies, airdates, viewer comments and on-demand video are available at www.CPTV.org.
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