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David Greising '82 Analyzes United Airlines' Bankruptcy for PBS' NewsHour

December 10, 2002

December 10, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - The concessions made by unionized employees of United Airlines "were significant. I think they deserve a lot of credit," David Greising, business columnist for the Chicago Tribune and a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, said on last night's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, seen nationally on PBS. "There was a lot of leadership shown by the unions in getting $5.2 billion in concessions. But remember, last summer when United first applied for a loan, they said they needed $9 billion dollars in concessions. They didn't get there, and that's the reason they didn't get the loan," Greising said.

A Trustee of DePauw University, David Greising was named the windy city's "Best News Columnist" in the August issue of Chicago magazine, which featured the "Best of Chicago." The former Atlanta bureau chief for Business Week magazine, Greising is also the author of I'd Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Roberto Goizueta, which was published in 1998. While a student at DePauw, he served as editor of The DePauw.

You can access an online account of the NewsHour report, and download audio of the broadcast, by clicking here.

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