The Vanderbilt Television News Archive website will transition to a new interface soon. Preview it now!

CBS Evening News for
Friday, Aug 21, 1981

Headline: X-Rated Cable Television

Request a copy of the video for this Item

Loan request:

You may reqest a loan of this video clip. We charge fees to recover our expenses on providing this service.


(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hollywood, California) Issue of X-rated television programs such as "Blonde Velvet" examined; Gill Clemons mentioned, shown. [In God We Trust spokesperson Richard ZONE - criticizes such shows.] Extent of soft- and hard-core cable TV movies discussed. [Anchorage pay television spokesperson Robert UCHITEL - notes viewers' complaint that films aren't dirty enough.] Response to X-rated cable TV at National Cable television Association convention recently noted. [Victorian television spokesperson Jay PESKO, National Cable television Association spokesperson Tom WHEELER, ZONE - debate privacy and censorship issues.] Necessity of Federal Communications Commission eventually ruling on issue discussed.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Search Vanderbilt Television News Archive for additional items:  
Program Time:05:43:20 pm - 05:46:20 pm. Duration: 03:00
Reporters:Drinkwater, Terry; Rather, Dan
Link to this page
Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:279015