NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 01, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Don Oliver) Hollywood's quest for rights to real life stories in effort to profit from movie examined; competition between NBC and CBS over TV-mini series based on convicted Salt Lake City killer Frances Schreuder and son Mark cited as example Actress Lee Remick mentioned portraying Schreuder for NBC. [CBS SPOKESPERSON - claims their version is more authentic.] [Producer Chuck McLAIN - notes network interest in story.] Scenes from similar movies shown. [NBC vice president Susan BAERWALD - thinks public likes real-life dramatizations.] [Attorney Gary PROCTOR - describes greed of producers.] Proctor mentioned representative Bobby Dale and Judith Young; details of their case recalled. [PROCTOR - thinks production companies are short on ethics.] [Victim's father Don McCLAVE - explains decision of parents of Mt. Hood climbing tragedy victims not to sell rights to story.] [John DAVIS - denies hard sell in Mt. Hood story; notes his group's now seeking rights to model Marla Hanson's experience.] Kansas case currently being sought by producers described.