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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1969
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(Studio) American Society of Newspaper Eds., President Norman Isaacs, calls for ouster of Federal Communications Commission Chrm Dean Burch for supporting Agnew; and for calling television stations about President' speeches, and their editorials. Isaacs says government trying to muzzle media. Director of Communications, Herbert Klein, denies charge.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) [ISAACS - says Burch has become prosecutor and Judge. Should be fired for not being neutral. Rather live with arrogance of networks than arrogance of government]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(NYC) [KLEIN - says television stations not intimidated (when asked what tone of their editorials would be). Calls made to see what radio and television were saying. Channels of comm. should be set up with government]
REPORTER: Ben Silver

Plante, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Silver, Ben

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