ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(NYC) Professional wrestling's popularity among the wealthy and famous examined; films shown. [Gloria STEINEM, Geraldine FERRARO - goad wrestler Roddy Piper.] [Vince McMAHON, Lord Alfred HAYES - announce bout.] [McMAHON - notes incrd. use of marketing techniques to promote wrestling.] Scenes from Cyndi Lauper video with Lou Albano, discussed, shown courtesy Epic Records; Lauper's role in promoting events, with aid of Mr. T. noted. Match between Mr. T, Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff mentioned. [HOGAN, PIPER - challenge each other.] [Author Burt SUGAR - considers wrestling only honest sport; explains.] Hogan and Mr. T recalled co-hosting "Saturday Night Live"; scenes shown. [Producer Dick EBERSOL - explains having wrestlers on show.] NBC mentioned beginning regular program combining rock, wrestling and comedy.
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield
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