Nightly News   |  November 20, 2012

Hollywood Reporter apologizes for ‘black list’

The list launched by Hollywood Reporter owner Billy Wilkerson helped destroy Hollywood careers in the 40s and 50s by accusing people of being communist sympathizers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> there's an intriguing headline out of hollywood. the son of the founder of the trade paper "the hollywood reporter " is apologizing for what he calls the black list , that helped destroy many clears in the '40s and '50s, accusing those on the list of being communist simm path thighsers back in the day. his father may have been motivated by revenge after his plans to build his own movie studio failed and he turned on the same industry he covered.