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A Closer Look (Computers: Pornography) #184951

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on Web pornography cited.

(Plano, Texas: Peggy Wehmeyer) The noisy fight in the Plano, Texas, public library over Internet pornography featured; details given of the American Library Association's view that restricting access is censorship and the local vote to install filtering software on the library computers. [Dallas Center for Decency Dan PANETTI, Plano resident Jane NEIDENFEUHR, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Diana PHILIP, Plano resident Buddy RAGSDALE, Plano High School student Susan BILLINGSLEY - offer views on children getting access to pornography via the computer.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Gina Smith) The problems with computer filters examined; examples cited of filters blocking political material. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Ann BEESON - comments on what the filters cover.] [Parent Michael MOSKOWITZ - suggests parents talk to kids about sex.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Income from computer porn sites cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Gina;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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