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Supreme Court / Decency in Broadcasting #1015020

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012
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(Manchester, New Hampshire: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case involving decency, including swear words and nudity, on television and radio reviewed; examples cited; details given about the pushback from the networks and the opinions of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts and Antonin Scalia; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown. [Morality in Media president Patrick TRUEMAN†- objects to networks dumping whatever they want into the homes of families.] [Lawyer for the networks Carter PHILLIPS†- explains the networks’ position.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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