CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1977
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(Studio) House hearings with regard to relations between television networks and sports noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Report on hearings and issues in question. Inquiries of subcommittee to NBC representatives about last game of National League baseball playoffs between Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers, noted. (Film courtesy NBC Sports.) Questions to ABC representatives, with regard to boxing matches put together for network by independent promoter Don King, who used questionable listings of fighters by "Ring Magazine", cited. Details of ABC situation, include memos sent to boss by Alex Wallau asking about listings, noted. [ABC Sports Vice President James SPENCE - notes Wallau was new employee at time and reasons memos not taken into consideration.] [Subcommittee cnsl. Phillip HOCKBERG - reads part of memo Spence allegedly didn't read.] [Sportscaster Howard COSELL - responds to question: would he emcee same matches now. Cites national champions of Canada, Spain, and England.] Comments on issue by ABC News and Sports president Roone Arledge stated. Questions to be asked CBS representatives on Thursday, with regard to tennis matches, noted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker