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Violence / Television / Hearings #1019

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1968
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(Studio) President Commission on Causes of Violence ends hearings with regard to man media and violence. Top execs. of 3 networks testify.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) ABC's Leonard Goldenson quoted. Committee questions. Goldenson defends. [GOLDENSON - maintains violence now less.] [Representative Hale BOGGS - says this is not true according to "Christian Science Monitor" and man media survey.] [GOLDENSON - does not think evidence conclusive.] Frank Stanton of CBS draws fire. [BOGGS - questions with regard to television effectiveness in advertising, ineffectiveness otherwise.] [STANTON - says at this time influence of television with regard to violence not known.] [BOGGS - objects.] [STANTON - notes difference of studies. Claims lack of methodology.] President NBC defends right to report news. Chicago demonstrations during 1968 Democratic convention noted.

Jaffe, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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