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Television Violence Report / CBS Answer #205680

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence issues report on violence on television entertainment shows.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Commission Chairperson Dr. Milton EISENHOWER - says television violence encourages daily violence. Doesn't suggest television principal cause, but it is contributing to it.] Report says industry attempt at self-reg. inadequate. [EISENHOWER - says image of adult world unwholesome. Parents often use TV as baby sitter.] Commission recommends: end cartoon violence; curb program violence; show violence is bad; and include research and action. Parents advised to control children's viewing and protest to broadcasters. Cmsn. recommends government set up Public Broadcasting Corporation [EISENHOWER - says decrease in violent programs in prime time notable.]
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) CBS President Dr. Frank Stanton speaks on report
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Detroit, Michigan) [STANTON - says Saturday morning shows acceptable and only 2 action shows before 9 p.m. weekly We're continuing research into effects of TV violence. Cooperating with Surgeon General in area. Support adequate and permanent financing of education TV. Gave $1 million gift to that effort.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) ABC and NBC also point to policy changes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Herman, George;
Reasoner, Harry

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