CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Sam J. Ervin's sub-committee on freedom of press hears network execs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) NBC President Julian Goodman feels press under attack through subpoenas, police masquerading as reporters and Federal Communications Commission rulings; asks committee to help amend Federal Communications Commission Fairness Doctrine. [GOODMAN - says fairness can't be regulated. Doctrine should be used only when clearly 1 stance advocated by broadcast.] television adviser to Ford Foundation and ex-CBS President Fred Friendly concerned over networks' concern with profits. [Columbia University Prof. FRIENDLY - says all 3 networks capable of more responsible journalism. Vice President hasn't influenced anything. Real censor is air time's high cost.] Suggestion given for panel of citizens to study broadcasting and make recommendations.
REPORTER: George Herman
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