ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1971
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(Studio) Ex-CBS News President Fred Friendly appears before Senator Sam J. Ervin, Junior's committee with regard to freedom of press.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Friendly says networks' greatest problem is profit-making. [Senator Strom THURMOND - calls some ways networks criticize unfair; yell like stuck pig when Vice President criticizes them.] [Columbia University Prof. FRIENDLY - says Vice President doing well.] [THURMOND - says his polls show that.] [FRIENDLY - says Vice President must take lumps like everyone else.] NBC President Julian Goodman against government interference; says they've no right to seek unused film clips or reporters' notes; Goodman to seek legislature to guarantee protection of information for news media.
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood
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