Search the Archive

Wisconsin / Horror Movie and Santa Claus #294754

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Milwaukee, WI) Success of Kathleen Eberhardt and Karen Knowles in getting TV stations here to cancel commercial for horror movie "Silent Night, Deadly Night", featuring a psychopathic Santa Claus, examined; ad shown. [GRANDMOTHER and CHILD - discuss effect of scene on young children.] Dilemma of theater owners, under contract to film's distributors Tri-star Pictures, noted. [Theater company vice president Bruce OLSON - thinks movie will do better at box office now due to adverse publicity.] [EBERHARDT - wants movie removed from theaters.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.