NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1977
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(Studio) Interviews of Egyptian and Israeli leaders by United States television networks during events prior to settlement of question of Sadat visit to Israel, and question of whether networks were rpting. news or helping to make it, stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Network coverage of events prior to Sadat-Begin agreement on visit described and question asked if television was rpting. or taking part in diplomacy. Tapes from NBC and ABC evening news shows from November 9 through November 17 shown; is noted that CBS wouldn't allow its tapes shown and reasons network gave cited. Reporters mentioned include Chancellor, Brinkley, Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Bill Seamans; Cairo and Tel Aviv also mentioned. Reporter asks State Department reporter for views on question of rpting. news or making it.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
(DC) Issues of combined journalism, diplomacy and communication in rpting. of events surrounding Sadat visit discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani