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Federal Communications Commission Cigarette Advertising Ban #202423

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Communications Commission proposes complete ban of cigarette advertising on television and radio; vote 6-1. Federal Communications Commission says health hazards reason for ban.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Federal Communications Commission proposal to go through only if Congress permits. 1965 "hazardous warning" law excludes Federal Communications Commission and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) from regulating tobacco industry Law expires in June. Federal Communications Commission chairperson Rosel Hyde says wanted to tell Congress Federal Communications Commission objectives in case law lapse. Hyde acknowledges Congress as final arbiter. Senator Frank Moss supports Federal Communications Commission proposal; will filibuster for them. Little heard from tobacco states pols.; Senators Cooper and Cook from Kentucky call for hearings by Commerce Committee President of National Association Broadcasters criticizes Federal Communications Commission action. Federal Communications Commission dissenting vote came from James Wadsworth, who said Federal Communications Commission could ban other products' advertising without Congress guidance.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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