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Nighttime News #280497

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Oct 17, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Excess of nighttime news shows this year examined; several shows listed on screen. [NBC vice president Gordon MANNING, CBS News vice president Ed JOYCE - explain public's call for such programming.] Role of international satellite communications and private competition by CNN owner Ted Turner, and Satellite News Channel (SNC) discussed. [WBTV spokesperson James BABB - notes affiliates' response.] [ABC News president Roone ARLEDGE - notes "Nightline" audience's lack of interest in entertainment shows following news.] ["Overnight" executive prod. Herb DUDNICK - considers nighttime audience the most pure.] ["Nightwatch" executive Bob FERRANTE - explains use of telephone call-in.] [Turner network executive Bob WUSSLER - thinks networks face threat to evening news audiences.] [ARLEDGE - comments on new direction of evening news.] [JOYCE - thinks audience is there.]
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield

Dean, Morton;
Greenfield, Jeff

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