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Television / Gippergate / CBS & the Reagans / Rutenberg, Lowry, Marshall Interviews #741121

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The decision by CBS to pull its two-part TV movie about President Ronald Reagan & his wife, Nancy, featured; details given about some scenes from the script & of the criticism from conservatives & Republicans. [Republican National Committee chairman Ed GILLESPIE†- expresses concerns.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - suggests CBS was intimidated.] CBS's written statement quoted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Jim Rutenberg†. [From Washington, RUTENBERG - cites the initial & building reaction to his "New York Times" story about the movie script; speculates on the CBS decision to not show the project.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years" author Rich Lowry & talking points memo.com Joshua Micah Marshall† about the TV flap. [In-studio, LOWRY - says the script crossed the line so CBS backed down.] [From Washington, MARSHALL - says this about Reagan admirers not wanting anything negative; calls CBS executives cowards for bending to conservatives & Republicans.]

Brown, Aaron

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