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Special Segment (Message Music) #540481

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Role of music in promoting political messages examined; artists involved in anti-apartheid song "Sun City" listed. [Herbie HANCOCK - describes song.] [Composer Steven VAN ZANT - cites soc. impact of music.] "Sun City" mentioned critical of United States policy in South Africa. Success of African famine relief efforts with Band Aid's recording and later United States of America for Africa's "We Are the World," Live Aid and FarmAid cited as exs. ["New York Times" music critic John PARELES - thinks musicians are acting like adults now.] [Mary TRAVERS - notes current generation's int. in l960s political involvement of such groups as Peter, Paul and Mary.] Benefits to fight teenage suicides by Billy Joel, fundraising for AIDS by Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen's ongoing effort to aid local food banks note [Trudy DIMOWITZ - likes the political involvement.] [Joan BAEZ - cites lack of risks by doing benefits; notes soc. change occurs through risk-taking.] [Live Aid or Bob GELDOF - acknowledges limitations of movement]
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy

Brokaw, Tom;
Murphy, Dennis

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