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Television / Censorship #112722

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Decision by three major networks to eliminate censors as cost-cutting move reported; details given of history of censorship depts., scenes shown from television shows like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "I Love Lucy" and "Star Trek" that were censored. [Tommy SMOTHERS - discusses battles with censors.] Older and newer television shows compared. [Steve ALLEN - says regular television will get dirtier without censors.] Scenes shown from "Saturday Night Live". [Producer Lorne MICHAELS - says move won't make any difference.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:50

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