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AT&T Breakup #293146

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 01, 1984
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(Studio) Breakup of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Details given with regard to breakup of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and resulting confusion for many people. Tape of satirical song played, courtesy American Comedy Network. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Phone company representative Mike HOUGHTON - speaks to group with regard to changes.] [WOMAN - asks with regard to renting or buying phone.] [2nd WOMAN - asks with regard to repair.] Film shown courtesy T.R.A.C. [HOUGHTON - comments on confusion.] Various results of breakup outlined. Attempts by Congress to slow expected price hikes noted; Senator bill mentioned.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams

Adams, Jacqueline;
Dean, Morton

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