CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1972
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(Studio) At Federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, publisher Ralph Ginzburg surrenders for 3 year prison term for sending obscene literature through mail. Case began a decade ago.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) in 1962: Nixon waged unsuccessful campaign for Governor of California; John Glenn orbited Earth; Marilyn Monroe was sex symbol; Eros magazine, devoted to love and sex, made debut. [GINZBURG - says "Eros" (which he published) was artistic, award-winning magazine, unlike pornography available in bookstores today, yet he has to serve sentence.] Cts. said "Eros" wasn't obscene, but ads. for it were. [Yale law Prof., Alexander BICKEL - says Ginzburg was victimized.] [GINZBURG - says Bill of Rights meaningless as he serves time for something he published.]
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase
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