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Television / Writers' Strike #117210

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Writers reported voting to allow some small product companies to go back to business Report introduced.

(Hollywood, California: Bonnie Strauss) Impact of writers' strike on TV programming featured; scenes shown from "Late Night with David Letterman". Actions by NBC to get new shows on fall schedule without new scripts explained; details given of method of buying British scripts and casting American actors in them. [NBC entertainment president Brandon TARTIKOFF - says there will be original programming.] Method of dusting off old scripts detailed; scenes shown of comedian Jay Leno joking about strike on "The Tonight Show". [Writers Guild of American spokesperson Brian WALTON - says this is way of avoiding fair settlement.] [ABC entertainment president Brandon STODDARD - comments.] ABC's rush product of miniseries "War and Remembrance" noted; scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Strauss, Bonnie

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