Issues and Answers (public affairs)

    [Original Title "ABC Press Conference"]

    (ABC Sundays, 1960 - 1981)

    [ABC's answer to the CBS and NBC panel discussion shows of 
     current events during the 1960s and the 1970s. It was succeeded
     by "This Week With David Brinkley" which became "This Week."]

Theme 1: "The Song of the Blacksmith" (3rd Mvt. from "Suite No. 2 for Band")

    [Title variations include the following...
     "The Blacksmith" - an incorrect variant listed in
     "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory" by Craig Patillo]

     Composer: Gustav Holst (predates ASCAP & BMI)
              [professional name of Gustavus Theodore von Holst]

     Original Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London (British PRS)
     1978 Publisher: Boosey & Co., Ltd. (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       c/o Music Sales Corporation
                       of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1911

     US Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 2 (circa 1971): "Issues and Answers"

     Composer: J. Frank Otto (ASCAP)
              [Professional Name of Joseph Francis Otto]

     1971 Publisher: Franck Music Publications
                       of Atlantic City, NJ.

    [Registered under the title "Issue [singular] and Answers"]:
     Unpublished Copyright Date: June 14, 1971; EU 259 491.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date:
    [Registered as a Piano arr. under the title "Issues and Answers (March)"]:
     Published Copyright Date: Sep. 30, 1971; EP 291 488.
     Published Renewal   Date:


Theme 3 (circa 1978): "Issues and Answers (Op and Cl Theme)"

    [It is not known how composer Susan Otto below is related to J. Frank Otto
    (composer of Theme2 above) if at all; Her married name is Susan Otto Israel;
     Since Robert A. Israel is president of Score Productions who produced the
     A B C World News Tonight theme, it's possible she is related to him.]
     Composers: Susan Otto (ASCAP), and
                Gary Michael Anderson (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: American Broadcasting Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       c/o ABC Television Network,
                       of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


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