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NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Popularity of Trivial Pursuit board game examined. [Store OWNERS - notes public's demand for game.] Game's price range mentioned; number games manufactured daily by Selchow and Righter noted. Company's Scrabble sales compared. [Mkting. dir. John NAYSON - describes customers' efforts to purchase game.] [Game creators John and Chris HAYNIE - recall inventing game; joke about Soviet editor of Trivial Pursuit.] Creators' negotiations with ABC and NBC for network shows based on game mentioned. [Stroh's Beer representative Peter FARMER - negotiates deal with Haynie brothers] [Chris HAYNIE - considers reasons for game's popularity.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Anchor provides answers to report's opening questions.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Kiker, Douglas

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