CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 31, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Collapse of talks between striking television and film writers and producers reported Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: David Browning) Impact of writers' strike on Hollywood featured; details given, scenes shown from pawn shop. [Pawn shop owner Pat MURTAGH - describes fine items pawned.] Layoffs by movie studios noted. [Commissary chef Jim CACCIATORE - explains laying off crew.] Impact of strike on fall television schedule reported; details given of networks plans. [NBC entertainment president Brandon TARTIKOFF - says Canadian or foreign prods. could be used.] [Writers Guild of American spokesperson Cheryl RHODEN - says writers will compromise, but not cave in. ] [Producers'Alliance spokesperson Nicholas COUNTER - says writers want more than is available.] Scenes shown of picketing of theater showing Disney studio film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".
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