ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Current trend of "trash TV" defined. Report introduced.
(Houston, Texas: Chris Bury) Explanation of upcoming "crash TV" programming featured; scenes shown from "The Running Man", a film about future television and of demonstrations of "crash TV." Shows being offered for next season previewed and named. [MAN - says whatever gets numbers will be shown.] [TV distributor Chuck FRIES - comments.] Formula of flesh and violence in this type of programming described. ["Rollergames" producer David SAMS - talks about show.] [Media critic Roger EBERT - comments on trend.]
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