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Boston / Redgrave Suit #87453

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Boston, Massachusetts) Actress Vanessa Redgrave's suit against Boston Symphony Orchestra for its cancellation of her contract due to her political activities examined; Redgrave's Pro-PLO efforts with chairperson Yasir Arafat reviewed; scenes from "The Palestinians, Julia", courtesy 20th Century Fox, shown. [April 3, 1978, REDGRAVE - praises peers' support of her acting without giving in to threats from "Zionist hoodlums."] Boston Symphony Orchestra's position on suit outlined. [REDGRAVE - believes civil rights and blacklisting is fundamental issue of her case.] BSO official said testifying he warned orchestra of impact on fund raising of Redgrave's appearance. [Stage director Peter SELLARS - believes BSO didn't want to offend its Jewish constituency.]
REPORTER: John McKenzie

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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