ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan
(New York City) Details given with regard to attention on media in media during 1985. Scenes shown of events mentioned: libel lawsuits of Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon against "Time" magazine and William Westmoreland against CBS, Incorporated; corp. takeovers by CCCI (Capital Cities) of ABC, General Elec. of RCA and thus NBC; attempted takeover of CBS by CNN owner Ted Turner and involvement of Senator Jesse Helms in attempts to influence CBS bdcsts.; Rupert Murdoch's purchase of Metromedia television stations; fall visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana; case of Kathleen Webb's recanting of rape charge against Gary Dotson; coverage of United States-USSR relations and events, include Soviet leader Gorbachev's visit to Paris and Geneva summit; and media involvement in TWA Flight 847 hijacking incident.
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield