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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985
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(Studio) Possibility noted that satellite dish owners may have to pay for formerly free entertainment.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Avery County, North Carolina) Satellite dishes said to bring television pictures to Avery County, North Carolina, for first time. HBO television ad shown. [HBO spokesperson Michael FUCHS - comments on attempts to change free receipt of programs via home satellite dishes.] Details given with regard to cable television plans to have method of payment for programs received by satellite. [Satellite dish dealer Robert BUCHANAN - comments on reactions in Avery County, North Carolina.] Reasons for dish owners' displeasure stated. [Dish owner David McCARTY - comments.] Details given with regard to issue as put before Congress [LA Representative Billy TAUZIN - comments.] [FUCHS - comments on business end of issue.] Showtime, CBS and Cable News Network mentioned.

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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