Search the Archive

Special Assignment (China: Pop Culture) (Part III) #111510

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China (PR): Jim Laurie) Govt. control of emerging pop culture examined; singer Yue Yin cited as example [YUE - (thru translator) explains forbidden songs.] [Police OFR. -(thru translator) explains recording's objectionableness.] Inconsistency in sanctioned art and literature described. [US ambassador Winston LORD - cites government's effort to avoid political chaos they associate with free expression as found in US.] Chinese television and film industry described; scenes shown. [Movie director YANG Yanjing - (thru translator) notes his last film was delayed due to its portrayal of Hu Yaobang.] Significance of film "Wild Mountain" noted; "The East is Red" recalled. Scenes from each shown.

Jennings, Peter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.