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CBS Takeover Attempts / Turner #543038

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Ted Turner's first official move to take over CBS, Incorporated examined. [TURNER - wants shareholders to decide network's owners.] Turner's takeover offer to CBS stockholders explained, outlined on screen; CBS stock activity today reported [Smith Barney spokesperson Edward ATORINO - considers Turner's possible chances.] Bureaucratic hurdles facing Turner outlined.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

(Studio) Turner, supported by Senator Jesse Helms and his group Fairness in Media, said denying takeover bid is in conjunction with others.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Turner's controversial professional and personal background reviewed; films shown. His ideological opposition to all 3 major TV networks noted. [Feb. 27, 1984, TURNER - attacks networks.] His various bus. and sports ints. discussed. [August 14, 1979, David BRINKLEY - announces Turner's disappearance off Ireland.] Details of that yachting incident recalled.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike;
Valeriani, Richard

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