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ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Jim Wooten) Impact of game show schedules on national television news bdcsts. examined; scenes shown. Vanna White mentioned, shown. ["Wheel of Fortune" host Pat SAJAK - defs. producers' scheduling.] Audience size for "Wheel of Fortune "compared to that for national news shows. [KRON-TV general manager Jim SMITH - cites simplicity of economy impact.] [TV critic Tony SCHWARTZ - is concerned over trend.] Efforts of local news shows to compete described. [WFAA-TV general manager David LANE - believes appetite for news is decrease] [WHITE - denies she competes with news.] [SAJAK - suggests news producers develop national news quiz.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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