CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 26, 1984
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(Studio) Death of William "Count" Basie reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Basie's jazz career recalled; films shown. Benny Goodman, critic John Hammond's roles in helping him break color barrier noted. [BASIE - comments on career.] Scenes from "Blazing Saddles" shown. [Joe WILLIAMS - sings with Basie's orchestra.] [WILLIAMS, Tony BENNETT - praise Basie's impact on their lives.] [Last month, BASIE - hopes his music lives.]
REPORTER: David Browning
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