NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator Edward Kennedy quoted regarding legislature which could force publisher Rupert Murdoch to sell New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, newspapers. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Murdoch-Kennedy feud outlined; details given, scenes shown. Kennedy reported inserting provision into spending package which could force Murdoch to sell "New York Post" and "Boston Herald". Federal Communications Commission rule noted preventing ownership of TV/radio station as well as newspaper in same city. [Murdoch's publisher Pat PURCELL - says let Federal Communications Commission decide, not Kennedy.] [KENNEDY - defends actions.] [New York City Mayor Ed KOCH - criticizes Kennedy.] Senators Alfonse D'Amato and Dan. Moynihan reported requesting Kennedy's actions be undone. Congress critics quoted.
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