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HBO / Capt. Midnight #102222

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported confirming Justice Department investigation of interruption of Home Box Ofc. (HBO) broadcast this weekend by apparent prankster.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Apparent circumstances of perpetrator, calling self Captain Midnight, successfully interrupting HBO's "The Falcon and the Snowman" broadcast examined; scenes shown. [National Cable television Association spokesperson James MOONEY - claims such jamming threatens society as a whole; explains.] [FCC spokesperson William RUSSELL - admits concern.] Scenes from "Used Cars", shown courtesy Columbia Pictures, discussed as example of potential for jamming.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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