× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Pornography Ruling / Virginia Effects #229743

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 05, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Supreme Court ruling a) lows each community to decide what constitutes pornography. Dilemma for some areas.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Charlottesville, Virginia) Community divided on hard-core pornography issue. One bookstore owner, Edward Haigh, closed by local police. [HAIGH - says doesn't consider his books hard core. More of girlie-type magazines and books.] City officials wanted store across street to remove "Playboy" and "Penthse." [Sheriff George BAILEY - says pictures of completely naked woman offensive.] [Police Chief BOWEN - believes enforcement matter out of hand.] [BAILEY - thinks pictures leave nothing for the imagination.] Others disagree.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.