CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1972
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(Studio) Justice Department will file antitrust suits against ABC, CBS, NBC, charging they monopolize and restrain trade in prime time entertainment. Viacom International, formerly owned by CBS and dealing with syndicated programs and cable television systems, also cited. CBS-TV president Robert Wood says suit will try to transfer to advertising agencies and motion picture producers control of what programs aired and when, and stop networks from producing TV entertainment and feature films. CBS, ABC: will contest. NBC: no comment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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