NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: George Lewis) Producer John Emr reported claiming that he could produce film proving existence of POWs in Vietnam; details given, scenes shown. [On July 29, President REAGAN - comments on MIA (missing in action) issue.] Emr reported soliciting funds to produce television documentary called "A Chance to Live"; details given, Emr quoted. Emr's association with known international felon Robin Gregson, alias John Obassi, examined. Gregson noted claiming to possess film of POWs in captivity; Vice President George Bush, Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot and Reagan noted wanting to view film; details given. Gregson shown burning alleged prisoners of war film. US intelligence sources noted disputing authenticity of film. [Investor Aubrey BROTHERS - comments on investing money with Emr.] Joel Douglas, son of actor Kirk Douglas and brother of Michael Douglas, noted Emr's partner. Hollywood screening of pilot episode of "A Chance to Live "discussed. [BROTHERS - comments on situation.] Douglas noted disclaiming all endorsements of documentary. Investors reported suing Emr/Douglas prods.; Joel Douglas' statement quoted.
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