CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 1985
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(Studio) Impact of rumors of Ted Turner's possible takeover effort against CBS on network's stock noted Senator Jesse Helms, leading another organization trying to take over CBS, reported attacking journalists in general as anti-God, anti-US; Helms quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Turner's possible takeover moves examined; effect on CBS Incorporated stock outlined on screen. CBS statement quoted. Helms' Fairness in Media organization recalled referring to Turner [Ind. analyst River Joseph RUChigh school - cites econs. involved in Turner takeover.] [Investment banker G. Chris ANDERSEN - doubts Turner could succeed; explains.] [Oct 25, 1984, courtesy "CBS Morning News", TURNER - would like to gain control of a major network.] [ANDERSEN - conts. explanation.] CBS Incorporated's reaction described.
REPORTER: Ray Brady
(DC) Helms' verbal assault on media in general featured. [HELMS - claims media is directed by those holding United States in contempt, anti-God.] His reference to recent libel suits against CBS and "Time" mag outlined. [HELMS - believes media poses greater threat to country's freedom than USSR or socialism.] Response of CBS News pres Edward Joyce quoted on screen. ["Los Angeles Times" publisher Tom JOHNSON - defs. United States press.] American Conservative Union resolution supporting Helms' rhetoric and goal of controlling media quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer