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ExxonMobil: From PR Disaster To Global Player

Financial Times

The images of oil-coated animals on the beach after the Exxon Valdez oil spill rallied environmentalists, but the company has made quite the recovery since then.

On Tuesday'sUp to Date, we examine how the corporate giant recovered to become a central player on the world stage. Pulitzer Prize winnerSteve Coll will discuss his new book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

Steve Coll is a senior fellow with the National Security Studies Program. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He previously spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post. He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for his series with David A. Wise about the SEC and his book Ghost Wars.

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