Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files
Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts and Senator Alan K. "Al" Simpson of Wyoming debate news media ethics in the case of the NBC (National Broadcasting Company) program "Dateline" and its "Waiting to Explode" episode. NBC admitted to manipulating a crash test in which a General Motors (GM) pickup truck caught fire. The crash test was part of a report on the safety of GM "sidesaddle" fuel tanks. The episode aired on Thursday, February 25, 1993, on the Mutual Broadcasting System.