ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) CBS chairperson Laurence Tisch profiled; scenes shown. [September 1986, TISCH - comments on new job at network.] His success in turning CNA around recalled. [Journalist Ken AULETTA - notes Tisch's success as a planner; notes CBS' economy problems.] Tisch's cutbacks at CBS outlined. [TISCH - claims friendship with all in news industry] Controversy over his recent layoffs at CBS, for which he's quoted on screen trying to blame Howard Stringer, reviewed. [Analyst Edwin DIAMOND - considers CBS' approach to reorg. a disaster; cites ABC's handling of similar task.] Dan Rather's "New York Times" criticism of Tisch quoted on screen. [Fired reporter Ike PAPPAS - considers Tisch an internal threat to CBS News coverage.] [TISCH - wants to return CBS to standards set by William Paley.]
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