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November 03, 1978 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-11-03

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20 Friday, November 3, 1978

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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ABC Charges That Negative Respone
to Palestinian Show Was Pre-Planned

NEW YORK (JTA) —
The American Broadcast-
ing Co. acknowledged that
telephone response to its
"News Close-ups" program,
"Terror in the Promised
Land," aired in most of the
country Monday night, was
overwhelmingly negative.
But an ABC spokesperson
said that there was strong
evidence that the most of
the protests were part of an
organized campaign, prob-
ably encouraged by the
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith which had
branded the broadcast a "to-
tally one sided pro-Arab
terrorist film."
Israeli Prime Minister
Menahem Begin, scheduled
to appear on ABC-TV's "Is-
sues and Answers" program
on Sunday, told a reporter
he is reconsidering his ap-
pearance on the show be-
cause of the Palestinian
program.
Aniong the Jewish organ-
izations and leaders protest-
ing the showing of "Terror
in the Promised Land"
Monday night were Char-

RETAIN

Judge Walter P.

C Y NA R

Michigan Court of Appeals

29 Years as
Attorney and Judge

- 11 Years
Circuit Court Judge
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Presently on
Court of Appeals

We believe in this man and urge you
to vote for him on November 7th.

Mort Gottsman
Allen J. Govinsky
Benjamin Grant
Irwin Kasoff
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David Lebenbom
Milton Lucow
Alan A. May
Alfred A. May
Leonard Meldman
Neil Miller
Marvin Sharon

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KEEP your County Commissioner

LARRY PERNICK

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Yemen Exhibit
at NY Museum

Judge Cynar has already
demonstrated his integrity,
skill, and legal knowledge
as an Appeals Court Judge.

Alan Ackerman
Irving B. Ackerman
Julius Allen
Charles Alpert
Louis Bardner
Ivan E. Barris
Henry Bornstein
James Burdick
Joseph Burston
Albert M. Colman
Stanley Feldman
Ronnie Gold

lotte Jacobson, chairman of package and that there was
the World Zionist no time to advise advertis-
Organization-American
ers of the controversy.
Section; Bertram H. Gold,
When reminded that
executive vice president of the program had been
scheduled months ago,
the American Jewish
Committee; Arnold Forster, Fifield maintained,
ADL general counsel; and nevertheless, that many
All That The Name Implies
the United Zionists-
advertisers were not
Revisionists of America and
aware of its content and We Remove & Rehang
Herut-U.S.A.
that it was the decision of
According to Mary the sales department not
Fifield, director of public re-
to involve them with con-
lations for ABC News which troversial material with-
produces the Close-ups out their foreknowledge.
series, some 1,500-plus
The film was pre-
screened privately for the
negative phone calls were
received by ABC in New Jewish Telegraphic
Trade Member
Agency, but when the ADL
York and other cities before
American Society of
requested an advance show-
the program was aired. She
Interior Designers
said most of these callers ing of the program, its re-
(A.S.I.D.)
quest was refused.
read from what appeared to
be "prepared scripts" and
that many of. them were
children.
She said that when they
were asked why they
called, some replied "be-
cause my Hebrew school
teacher told me to" or the
"Rabbi told me to." She
said she thought the ADL
was responsible.
Ms. Fifield said a similar
number of calls were re-
ceived during and after the
hour-long program which
was aired from 8-9 p.m. Eas-
ter Standard time and that
thes.e seemed "more bona
fide"
"Terror in the Promised
Land" was aired in the Los
Angeles area Sunday night
in a different time slot. Ac-
cording to Fifield the major-
ity of protest calls there
were received before the
broadcast began.
The hour-long documen-
tary, made by ABC staff
Rated "PREFERRED"
writer producer Malcolm
Clark, carried no commer-
by Civic Searchlight
cial advertising. The usual
commercial breaks were fil-
led with public service mes-
and these supporters:
sages broadcast free of
charge. Fifield said that the
Clarice and Hubert Sidlow
Ted Isaacs
ABC sales department had
Ann and Leonard Baruch
Ruth and Moe Traurig
decided, on the day of broad-
' cast, to "pull" all advertis-
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Wayne
Greta and Marshall Madison
ing because of the con-
Marlene and Norbert Goldberg
Oscar Kramer
troversy generated by the
Pearl and Henry Auslander
Dr. and Mrs. Isadore Jackel
broadcast. She explained
Leonard Baron
Gig and Bernie Cohen
that sponsors of "Close-up"
buy the entire series as a
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Sandy and John Shepherd

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NEW YORK — "The
Jews of Yemen," a photo-
graphic essay, is the first
special exhibit opening the
1978-79 season at the
Yeshiva University
Museum.
The show, scheduled to
run through Jan. 1, includes
some 60 photographs docu-
menting the life of Yeme-
nite Jews, including those of
"Operation Magic Carpet,"
depicting the mass migra-
tion of 50,000 Yemenite
Jews from Yemen-Aden to
Israel which took place dur-
ing 1949-50.
The exhibition of photo-
graphs is being
supplemented by a colic c-
tion of objects from the
Yemenite culture, includ-
ing ceremonial objects,
manuscripts, textiles,
jewelry and artifacts.

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