Dan Rather Reports

Season 6 Episode 32

Internal Combustion

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2011 on HDNet
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Internal Combustion
(10/4/2011) We revisit an investigation into a product that sits in millions of garages across America - plastic consumer gas cans. These red plastic gas containers can unexpectedly explode, sometimes simply from contact with static electricity from one's clothing. We began investigating this problem three years ago and despite independent studies that show that the problem can be solved with a small, inexpensive device, Blitz USA, the main producer of gas cans, has yet to install the part. Also, for a hundred years, Jewish Americans have helped shape every aspect of our life and culture - but for fifty years, Jewish practice has been on a downward slope. As our investigation suggests the trend has accelerated since the economic crisis in 2008. We'll look at what's at play, and the controversial step some small Jewish communities have taken to revive their ranks: bringing Jewish families over from the Holy Land. And, a conversation with economist Gary Shilling.moreless

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