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Philadelphia Bulletin / Reprieve #73229

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 16, 1981
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(Studio) Labor unions reported accepting proposal to keep "Bulletin" open.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Philadelphia scenes shown. History of "Bulletin" recalled. ["Bulletin" reports Joe REICHWEIN - recalls when "Bulletin" was No. 1.) Declining readership noted. [Columnist and Assoc. Edward Claude LEWIS - was shocked to learn of paper's losses.] Demise of "Washington Star" recalled. Scenes at "wake" for that paper shown. Death of evening edition of "New York Daily News" noted. [President and Publisher Robert HUNT - laments death of evening edition.] 1936 scenes shown. General situation of evening newspapers considered. [Des "Moines Register" Michael GARTNER - says God works against afternoon papers.] Role of evening news television noted. Suburban situation said affecting readers' interest in big dailies. Complications of urban-suburban life said another drawback. [Executive CRAIG AMMERMAN - says evening newspaper's content not as up-to-date as television news.] Detroit, Buffalo, Dallas, Houston and Milwaukee evening papers said doing well; but trend otherwise. [Newspaper analyst John MORTON - gives reason for dilemma.]
REPORTER: Richard Anderson

Reporter(s):
Anderson, Richard;
Donaldson, Sam
Duration:
00:03:20

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