CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 09, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Success of movie of Alice Walker's book "The Color Purple" noted.
(NYC: Harold Dow) Controversy over movie's depiction of black men examined; scenes shown courtesy Warner Brothers Alex Haley's "Roots" recalled. [MAN - denies black males are portrayed accurately.] [Coalition Against Black Exploitation spokesperson Hasani WEBB - dislikes way black family is portrayed in film.] [Screenwriter Richard WESLEY - considers "The Color Purple" a challenge to black nation rather than attack on black men.] [Dr. Alvin POUSSAINT - explains reactions of black men to film.] Poussaint, Harvard psychiatrist, said also adviser to "The Cosby Show". [Motion Picture Association of America spokesperson Jack VALENTI - defs. film.] ["The Color Purple" performers Danny GLOVER, Margaret AVERY, Oprah WINFREY - defense movie.] No. Oscar nominations film received mentioned.
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