CBS Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1982
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(Studio) United States illiteracy rate discussed; Walker Percy quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Anaheim, California) American Booksellers Association convention featured; films shown. Appearance of Jimmy Carter, Eugene McCarthy, Irving Wallace, Jerry Lewis, and Iron Eyes Cody noted. Current state of book industry discussed; Brentano's recalled declaring bankruptcy. [Simon and Schuster spokesperson Dan GREEN - considers source of decline.] [Crown Books spokesperson Robert HAFT - comments on his sales.] [Independent bookseller Andy ROSS - criticizes mass mkting. strategy.] Harlequin Books discussed. Convention's major theme mentioned.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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