NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 08, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(New York: Don Lemon) The shutdown of Broadway musicals by a musicians' strike supported by actors & stagehands featured; scenes shown of picketers & of a mock funeral for live music on the streets of New York City; details given of the issue of downsizing orchestras. [Actor Harvey FIERSTEIN- says the theater is not a karaoke bar.] [Two TOURISTS - complain.] [Agent Jeff BORAWICK- says Manhattan needs people coming in.] ["New York Times" columnist Frank RICH - says the Broadway theater industry has given out-of- towners another reason not to come to New York.] [Theatre Service Americana, Inc., Jonathan RADLER- says our business is suffering.]
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