On Background  ·   September 4, 2013

The long, strange trip of Aero Marti

- The government pays nearly $80,000 a year for a plane that has orders not to fly. Why? The jet had been part of a plan for the U.S. to spread its influence across communist Cuba. Now, reporter David Fahrenthold joins Nia-Malika Henderson to answer the question, "If a TV station broadcasts a signal that no one sees, does it really have any value?" ()

- The government pays nearly $80,000 a year for a plane that has orders not to fly. Why? The jet had been part of a plan for the U.S. to spread its influence across communist Cuba. Now, reporter David Fahrenthold joins Nia-Malika Henderson to answer the question, "If a TV station broadcasts a signal that no one sees, does it really have any value?" ()

The long, strange trip of Aero Marti (12:47)

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