NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1979
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(Studio) Effect of economy on purchases of phonograph records, books and movies reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Los Angeles, California) Size of phonograph record industry noted. Current slump in ind. noted. [MCA Records President Bob SINER - assesses situation.] Film shown. Popularity of "Staying Alive," from "Saturday Night Fever" recalled.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
(NYC) Slump in book business noted. Incr. in prices blamed. [Bantam Books publisher Oscar DYSTEL - notes luxury nature of books.] "The Far Pavilions" noted.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman
(Hollywood, California) Scenes from "Moonraker" shown. This movie plus 2 others said unusual in appeal. Bus. said down 6%. "Apocalypse Now" cited as big, appealing movie.
REPORTER: Roy Neal