What FEC asked the Digest

Here are some of the questions that the Federal Election Commission asked of the Reader's Digest Association: * Please state whether Brian McHenry, project assistant for Research Engineers Inc., provided Reader's Digest with a videotape animation of a computer printout, . . . a study of the speed at which Senator Kennedy's automobile was driven in the accident at Chappaquiddick Island in 1969.

* Please describe [tape's] content. . . .

* Please state whether the videotape advertised the Reader's Digest, February 1980 article, "Chappaquiddick."

* Please state whether the videotape was distributed to any person. . . .

* Please state what arrangements Reader's Digest made with those persons or entities receiving the videotape regarding its dissemination to the general public.

* Please state whether Reader's Digest agreed to pay any person or entity for broadcasting the videotape.

* Please state whether any person or entity agreed to pay Reader's Digest for broadcasting the videotape.

* Please state whether Reader's Digest is aware of any use made of the videotape by any persons or entities other than Reader's Digest. [If so], please state who used the videotape other than Reader's Digest.

* Please state whether any videotape, other than the videotape [in question] has ever been used by Reader's Digest to promote, advertise, or summarize articles . . . [if so], please give examples. . ..

* Please state whether the videotape was paid for and disseminated by Reader's Digest in order to publicize the results of the . . . Research Engineers [study].

* Please state the name and position of the person who was in charge of [the] uses [made of the] videotape for Reader's Digest.

* Does Reader's Digest have possession of the original or any copy of the videotape at the present time? [If so], please submit a copy of [the tape] to the . . . commission.

* Does Reader's Digest have possession of any recording of any media broadcast upon which the videotapes were used? [If so], please submit a copy of this videotape to the Federal Election Commission.

Please [respond within] ten days. . . .

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