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Pay Television and Movie Industry #288623

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hollywood, California) Theater owners' criticism of pay TV's showing of "Pirates of Penzance" with Linda Ronstadt simultaneously with movie's box of c. premier examined. [Carmen RODARTE - prefers seeing movie at home.] [Theater owner Mel WINTMAN - won't support such competition.] [Universal Pictures spokesperson Bob REHME - responds to theater owners' criticism.] [Orion Pictures spokesperson Mike MEDAVOY - praises TV's role in motion picture industry] Issue of "Raggedy Man" cited as ex.; details given. [Home Box Ofc. president Frank BIONDI - notes HBO's financial backing of some films.] HBO's role in "Sophie's Choice" cited. [Carlos RODARTE - agrees with wife.
REPORTER: Linda Douglass

Douglass, Linda;
Rather, Dan

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