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'Dynasty' Stirs Up Belgrade

December 17, 1985|From Associated Press

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia — The American television series "Dynasty" has irked Communist officials in Macedonia, who have tried without success to get it off the air.

"It is offering something that should be fought by the League of Communists--an easy and randy way of life, without work," said Koco Bituljanu, a ranking ideologist in the southern Yugoslav republic of Macedonia. He was quoted in Politika Ekspres, a Belgrade daily.

Mirjana Gosev, chairman of the Conference for Social Activities of Women of Macedonia, said she asked the television station in Skopje, Macedonia's provincial capital, to suspend "Dynasty" broadcasts, "but nobody listens to me," the newspaper said.

More than 70 installments of the serial have been shown in Yugoslavia, and broadcasting authorities say more are planned for next year.

In Belgrade, the national capital, people often decline social invitations on Monday nights when "Dynasty" is shown.

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