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Freedom of Speech / Ice-T Song #141869

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 19, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) Controversy over the lyrics in song by rapper Ice-T featured; "Cop Killer" played with words on screen. [Fort Worth, Texas, police department Brad PETERSON - comments.] Call for a boycott of Time Warner by Texas police associations and pulling of song from shelves of three record chains noted. [Los Angeles councilwoman Joan Milke FLORES - opposes song.] [ICE-T - responds.] Statement from Time Warner quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) Querying of the presidential candidates by the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts about Ice-T's lyrics and the violent films of Arnold Schwarzenegger featured. [At the group's forum, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says Time Warner is making money off a song suggesting the killing of cops; jokes about "Murphy Brown".] [By satellite, Governor Bill CLINTON - talks about the culture of violence and being assigned to the cultural elite by Quayle.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy;
Roberts, Cokie

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