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Freedom of Press #213403

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Sam. J. Ervin Junior's subcommittee recesses hearings on freedom of press.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Dean BURCH - says Federal Communications Commission will shun censorship role and avoid intervening where such would be worse than any possible rigging. Broadcaster reluctant to admit something wrong with broadcast. Criticism should be taken seriously.] Burch charges CBS President, Dr. Frank Stanton, with promoting theory of administration conspiracy against broadcast news. [BURCH - says theory is Vice President says something and Federal Communications Commission starts taking away licenses. It's false theory and Stanton knows it.] Stanton denies he suggested conspiracy or impugned Federal Communications Commission cmsnrs. integrity. Hearings will resume in 1972.
REPORTER: George Herman

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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