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2 Apr
At Least One News Show Gets It

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed,  2 Apr 97 23:03:43 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: At Least One News Show Gets It

Forwarded-by: Aaron L Dickey <>

ABC's overnight news show, World News Now, has a recurring segment called
"World News Then", where they air pieces of ABC News broadcasts as they
covered various important events of the past. Last night being April 1st,
they decided that instead of running a piece from a few decades ago, it
would be more interesting to go back a few millennia. One of the stories
they rebroadcast was the following report from 2400 BC:

  "Egypt's emerging papyrus technology continues to alarm parents and law
  enforcement. A new bill introduced today would let the government regulate
  material found on papyrus. Legislators said paperspace, as it is known to
  so-called 'writers,' is becoming a haven for monotheists, con artists and
  worse hoping to prey on the young and gullible. A little bit later in this
  broadcast we will have some tips on how to shield your children from
  offensive and dangerous material found on the dangerous papyrus."

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