ABC Airing Nightline Segment from Foxconn Factories on Tuesday
ABC was supposedly granted exclusive permission to Foxconn’s factories in China this weekend, and they’ll be airing a Nightline segment on the factory this Tuesday night about various things. Foxconn is the largest manufacturer for Apple and was recently the target of ongoing claims that working conditions are unsuitable.
ABC has now posted a preview of the special segment along with a teaser video that is embedded below. The following was stated by Nightline co-anchor Bill Weir:
“Apple promised complete access, no dog-and-pony, no Potemkin Village, but they denied my repeated requests to interview Apple CEO Tim Cook or the senior vice president of industrial design, Jony Ive.
In a three-golf-cart convoy, both Apple and Foxconn reps took us around to a half dozen production lines in Shenzhen and Chengdu, and there were always five to six people with us as we toured the factories and dorms. But aside from suggesting a visit to the counseling center or canteen, they never steered us to interviews and never interrupted.”
Check out the video:
The video interviews several Foxconn employees as well as Louis Woo, a former Apple executive who now serves under Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, and also the Fair Labor Association, who is inspecting the factories on behalf of Apple, president Auret van Heerden.
The special segment will air tomorrow night on Tuesday the 21st at 11:35 PM EST and PST on ABC.