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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Eric Engberg) Breakdown in NFL (National Football League) strike negotiations reported; details given, scenes shown. [Owners' representative Jack DONLAN, players' rep. Gene UPSHAW - acknowledge stalemate.] [DONLAN - defs. quality of nonstriking players'performances.] [Players union spokesperson Mark MUPRHY - disagrees.] [Striker Reggie WHITE - claims striking players may hold own game.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS decision on broadcast of NFL (National Football League) game scheduled for October 4th announced.

(NYC: Harold Dow) Econ. impact on all involved examined; details given, scenes shown. [Media analyst Tony HOFFMAN - considers economy pervasiveness of NFL (National Football League) football.] Size of annual NFL (National Football League) industry cited as example, specifically television revenues. [CBS network sales spokesperson Jerry DOMINUS - notes networks and advertisers will lose.] Av. weekly salary losses of striking players and owners mentioned. [HOFFMAN - cites owners' position.] Plans of CBS, NBC and ABC (showing "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock") outlined. [Bar owner Robert DiADONA - suggests his business depends on football bdcsts.] Amt. DiAdona invested in large-screen television for establishment noted. [Bookie Lenny Del GENIO - ests. gambling industry's losses from strike.]

Dow, Harold;
Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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