CBS Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Implications of "Twilight Zone" manslaughter trial for industry's safety standards noted.
(Hollywood, California: David Browning) History of Hollywood's safety-on-the set standards and concern over relationship between box office revenues and decrease safety examined; scenes from the original "Ben Hur" and" The Wizard of Oz" shown illustrating risks. Margaret Hamilton's injuries during "Oz" filming described. [Screen Actors Guild spokesperson Mark LOCHER, attorney Gerald KROLL - disagree on industry's safety level.] Death of stunt man Reid Rondell during filming of "Airwolf" television show recalled, shown. Death this year of stunt man Victor Magnatta during filming of "The Squeeze "recalled. [Stunt woman Desiree KEARNS - cites usual attitude toward work; describes injuries she sustained in accident during "Airwolf" filming.] Photo shown. [Carole DANIELS - notes stunts should look, but not be, dangerous; recalls accident to her during filming of "Shadow Chasers".] Accident shown. [Dirs. Guild of America spokesperson Paul STANLEY - notes safety guidelines are now issue.] [KROLL - claims client has been threatened with blacklisting.] [LOCHER - defs. industry's efforts.] [DANIELS - notes pressure is part of job.] Injuries sustained by Daniels described.