NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Mike Jensen) Impact of writers' strike upon Fall programming featured; details given, scenes shown. Writers noted demanding to keep royalties received for reruns of shows they have written. Most prime time TV shows noted written mos. ago. [NBC Entertainment president Brandon TARTIKOFF - comments on how soap operas are maintaining schedules.] Johnny Carson and David Letterman noted making private deals with writers. [TV analyst John REIDY - comments on strike's impact upon Fall season. ["Channels" magazine spokesperson Merrill BROWN - comments on strike.] [TV producer Stephen CANNELL - says reruns will cause viewers to switch to cable TV.] Networks and cable TV's market shares graphed over past few years Analysts quoted with regard to audience losses.