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ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 23, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(Hollywood, California: Judd Rose) Merv Griffin's exit from television talk show examined; scenes shown. [GRIFFIN - recalls Jack Paar's reason for leaving show; explains his decision.] His show's history reviewed; scenes from "The Man with Two Brains "shown courtesy Warner Brothers ["Washington Post" TV critic Tom SHALES - doubts Griffin's show will be missed.] [Eva GABOR - disagrees.] Griffin noted producer of "Jeopardy", "Dance Fever" and "Wheel of Fortune". ["Wheel of Fortune" host Pat SAJAK - praises Griffin.] Popularity of "Wheel" cited. [GRIFFIN - comments.] Price paid by Coca- Cola for his production company mentioned.

Rose, Judd;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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