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Television News Controversy #223286

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1972
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(Studio) Patrick Buchanan, President aide who prepares Nixon's daily news digest, accuses network news operations of being dominated by single point of view and political ideology.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [White House speechwriter Partick BUCHANAN - wants to see rebuttals to commentators; appearance of conservatives on network television newscasts.]
REPORTER: Elizabeth Drew {NPAT}

(Studio) Justice Department says no antitrust action against television news is contemplated; White House says Buchanan speaks for himself.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Republican National Chairperson Robert DOLE - says Republicans have been treated fairly by networks.]

(Studio) Dole unhappy, however, with coverage of Vietnam war; attention given Democrats antiwar leader John Carey, candidate for Congress from Massachusetts, criticizes TV news' reluctance to air real problems of American Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Nicholas Johnson says you can't tell television programs from the commercials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drew, Elizabeth

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