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Television Violence / Hearings #202555

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1969
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(Studio) Network officials tell of self-regulation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Chairperson John Pastore tells of public unrest with television violence. [PASTORE - asks how code gets enforced.] [NAB President Vincent WASILEWSKI - says code self-regulatory.] [PASTORE - says if you're satisfied, why are we here?] [WASILEWSKI - doesn't mean to imply satisfaction.] Pastore talked of television news violence with CBS Frank Stanton, NBC Julian Goodman, and ABC Leonard Goldenson., [STANTON - showed self-immolations from distance. Self-regulatory.] [PASTORE - says trying to correct it when it gets out of hand. Excellent job in news coverage, but be aware of public resentment. Clean up dirt.] Stanton agrees to review CBS policy on evaluating shows before they're shown. Pastore says hopes for improved policies.
REPORTER: George Herman

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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