CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: David Browning) "Smothers Bros." and "Moonlighting" casts shown making puns with regard to writers' strike. Writers Guild shown walking picket line. [Writers Guild spokesperson Brian WALTON - comments on situation.] Residual pay issue addressed. [Striking writer Claire LABINE - says residual pay helps with tuition and car payments.] Producers' stance discussed. [Producers' Representative Nick COUNTER - comments on situation.] [Striking writer Chris MILLER - says producers have more money than they will admit.] Johnny Carson reported writing own material while soap operas noted using nonunion scripts. Impact of writers' strike outlined. [Empl. agency executive Pauline CYMET - comments on impact.] [WOMAN - says situation depressing.] [Prod. assistant Terry PRIESANT - comments on losing job.] [Deli owner Art GINSBURG - comments on business decline.] Strike's effects upon fall shows noted. [Striking writer Frank FURINO - cites pessimism.] No visible end to strike noted.
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