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CBS / Layoffs, Strike #555056

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 10, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Mike Jensen) Labor unrest at CBS due to writers' strike and mass layoffs examined; details given, scenes shown. Dan Rather's support for striking writers mentioned. [RATHER - criticizes layoffs.] His attack on CBS president Laurence Tisch, in today's "New York Times", quoted on screen. 23-yr. CBS veteran Ike Pappas noted among those fired. [PAPPAS - cites difficulty for those remaining at CBS.] [Diane SAWYER - criticizes layoffs.] Cutbacks at ABC as well described. [September 10, 1986, TISCH - claims all in news industry are his friends.] [Ed BRADLEY - believes news quality will be affected.] CBS News president Howard Stringer, "60 Minutes" producer Don Hewitt and reporter Mike Wallace noted meeting with Tisch today.

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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