ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Richard Threlkeld) Controversy over ABC television miniseries "Amerika" and effect on US-USSR relations examined; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet spokesperson Georgi ARBATOV - considers "Amerika" offensive.] [UN public information department spokesperson Yasushi AKASHI - considers series hostile as well to UN.] [Executive producer Don. WRYE - is amazed at reaction; explains irony of film.] Controversy over "The Day After "recalled. [FAIR spokesperson Jeff COHEN - thinks "Amerika" is "right-wing's ultimate paranoid fantasy."] [WRYE - responds.] ["Los Angeles Times" television critic Howard ROSENBERG - cites ABC's economy motive.]
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