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Segment 3 (Death of A Newspaper) #497600

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Publisher Marshall Field's announcement of plans to stop publication of "Chicago (Illinois) Daily News" on March 4 noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) "Daily News" staff mbrs.' wake for paper at Billy Goat Tavern noted; some will join "Chicago Sun-Times", published by Marshall Field family, others must seek jobs. Troubles that big-city afternoon papers have had over last few years described; reasons cited. ["Daily News" Washington, DC bureau chief Ray COFFEY - lists problems in publishing and distributing afternoon newspaper, include fact that news broadcasts, with John Chancellor and Walter Cronkite, are on in evening. Notes own WI hometown has evening paper.] [Sales representative Jim THAVIS - notes suburbanites not really interested in occurrences in city of Chicago and turn more often to suburban newspapers.] "Daily News" writers have incld. Carl Sandburg, Ben Hecht and John Gunther; paper's Pulitzer Prizes recalled. [Veteran correspondent Keyes BEECH - cites reason for "Daily News"' demise; laments loss.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Other past "Daily News" staffers mentioned, include anchor.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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