June 25--General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show Thursday morning starting about 7:15 a.m.
The interview will take place at GM headquarters and is Barra's first television interviews since the ignition switch recall in February. The defective ignition switches have been tied to 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes. The ignitions can be bumped out of the start and into the accessory position, cutting power to the steering, engine and air bags.
But it is not Barra's first time on television if you count the C-Span live coverage of her three trips to testify before Congress on how the company could be aware of a defective part but not issue a recall for more than a decade.
Kenneth Feinberg, the expert GM hired to create a compensation fund for those injured and families whose loved ones were killed as a result of the defective ignition switches is expected to outline terms of that compensation in the next few days.
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