Kudlow supports Liberty Dollar as NPR mocks feds over it

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9:30p ET Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Liberty Dollar's Bernard von NotHaus got 5 1/2 minutes on CNBC's "Kudlow & Co." program tonight and ended up with the support of host Lawrence Kudlow, who asserted that people should be free to choose their currency. It was great publicity for the cause of private ownership of and trade in the monetary metals, and you can watch it at the CNBC Internet site here:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=597341557&play=1

Also today National Public Radio's "Bryant Park Project" program spent 7 1/2 minutes on the Liberty Dollar controversy, including an interview with GATA's friend, the economist Walker Todd, a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland who lately has been assisting the Committee for Monetary Research and Education and the American Institute for Economic Research. The NPR program's hosts mocked the federal government's concern about the Liberty Dollar and other alternative currencies, and one of the hosts wondered aloud whether the government has copyrighted the shape of its coins -- round. You can listen to the program here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16451371&ft=1&f=100...

Von NotHaus also was to have appeared on tonight's Glenn Beck program on CNN. Video from that doesn't seem to have been posted yet.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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