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Elouise Cobell to appear on ABC News Program
Original information said Thursday, July 11, but the correct date is Friday, July 12.On the evening of (Thursday, July 11 - error) Friday, July 12, 2002, ABC News spends 30 minutes with Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund class action, a lawsuit which seeks an accurate accounting of monies the federal government holds in trust for over 500,000 American Indians.
Ms. Cobell will appear on "Nightline Up Close," a new program on the ABC network anchored by Ted Koppel and produced by Nightline. "The central feature of each broadcast will be a single compelling personality," according to the show's web site.
Currently, the Department of the Interior cannot provide account holders with an accurate balance of their funds, a violation of the federal government's role as trustee. Ms. Cobell's lawsuit seeks to reform the broken Indian trust system.
For more information on UpClose, please visit http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/UpClose/
For more information on Elouise Cobell, please contact Mia Merrick at 402 878.4244
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