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Casting the First Stone, But Not Airing It

Like a heat-seeking missile blasting a plane out of the sky, ABC shot down OLIVER STONE'S not-yet-completed Declassified in reaction to growing controversy over the program's examination of the TWA 800 disaster probe. Stone is irate, saying ABC, owned by Disney, "pre-censored" the TV special. "Disney closed it down cold, and nobody would talk," complains the director, adding that ABC president ROBERT IGER wouldn't even return his phone call. "It's an a__hole organization," he steamed. But Stone isn't giving up his effort to bring conspiracy inquiries to prime-time television--he's been talking to other outlets, and he says it looks as if...

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