CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1968
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(Studio) Broadcast executives testify before President Commission on Violence in America.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) All 3 network presidents deny government right to question news judgments of broadcasters due to 1st Amendment. Deny there is too much violence on TV. [President of ABC Leonard GOLDENSON - talks of balanced program. Notes "FBI" Sunday night program.] Freedom of press emphasized by NBC's Julian Goodman, CBS's Frank Stanton. [GOODMAN - notes 1st Amendment provisions.] [STANTON - considers it wrong for government to raise questions with regard to news judgment.] Hale Boggs is network adversary. [BOGGS - notes general criticism of TV.] Boggs asks if programming dictated by ratings. [STANTON - defends programming.] [BOGGS - asks question with regard to Vladimir Horowitz.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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