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Special Assignment (CBS) #105277

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(NYC: Stephen Aug) Corporate chaos within CBS, beginning with Senator Jesse Helms' unsuccessful takeover bid, followed by similar moves of Ivan Boskey and Ted Turner, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Author/analyst Ken AULETA - cites ramifications of Loews executive Laurence Tisch's purchase of CBS stock] Chairperson Thomas Wyman and founder William South Paley mentioned, shown. [Wertheimer and Company analyst David LONDONER - expects network stock to decline in value.] Poor ratings for "Mary Tyler Moore Show", "CBS Evening News" and "Morning" noted. [AULETA - thinks CBS management is due for change.] [Former CBS president Arthur TAYLOR - considers relationship between poor staff morale and productivity.] ABC's acquisition by Capital Cities Communications and NBC's by General Electric recalled.

Aug, Stephen;
Jennings, Peter

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