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PTA / Violence On Television #248626

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 25, 1977
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(Studio) PTA representatives meet to debate issue of violence on TV.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) PTA protest against violence on television entertainment shows cited. [National PTA Vice President Grace BAISINGER - says time has come that networks must listen to parents and public with regard to programming.] Ind. representatives defend positions, but with difficulty. [TV Info. Office spokesperson Henry LEVINSON - says television part of today's world and must be accepted. Says group here contributes to situation. Says television industry has responded before and is responding now.] [PTA board member Bill YOUNG - notes Levinson said he's not sure what violence is; says CBS had news release with regard to network's reduction of violence on TV.] PTA plans to protest situation noted. Only other time organization has mobilized like this was in 1950's when it campaigned to get all school children vaccinated for polio.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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