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things separate anyway. And yet, by the very fact that you have the graphics of Hollywood
being used on the evening news, it's sometimes difficult to know when the news is over as
you move into entertainment. Which is one and which is the other.
Was the first time that soundtrack was used so extensively during the Gulf War, with the
evening broadcasters? Each station seemed to have its own music to go along with the war
Well, that's a technique that I deplore. But I guess after I retired and after Dick
[Richard S.] Selant retired, we introduced or CBS put music behind the news again. When
you're listening to an important speech or something of that kind, there isn't any band
playing music. You know, but the documentarians, for the most part, and some of the hard
news people, want to have a signature, if you will, of music.
I don't object to a signature of the sound of a typewriter, if you will, because that's certainly a
part of the newsroom. But to bring in Aaron Copeland's music, doesn't seem to me to be
playing the way the game should be played.
To backtrack again, going back to the news broadcasting as it developed in the war, and
after the war, and public affairs programming as it developed. What were your
responsibilities during the war, say, for the presentation of news? Did you have any direct
responsibilities in regards to the work that --
When you're talking about the war now, which war?
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