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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tokyo, Japan) Use of "idol singers" to promote records here examined; films shown. [Critic Shig FUJITA - notes lack of significance of "idol singers."] [MAN - admits ability to sing is secondary.] [Singer Yu HIYAMI - describes ideal "idol singer's" characteristics.] Promoters' approach to "idol singers" detailed. [FUJITA - comments on expendability of such singers.]
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

(Studio) "On the Road" and "Our Times" announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Joseloff, Gordon;
Rather, Dan

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