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Pornography / Times Square #251456

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1977
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(Studio) Group opposed to pornography on Times Square in New York City hold rally.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on campaign against pornography in Times Square; people say those attracted by smut are main object of protest, not pornography itself. Crime brought on by types infiltrating area has caused economy problems. Famous electric news sign may be turned off. [No. 1 Times Square owner Alex PARKER - would turn sign off if not heeded; isn't spending money for entertainment of prostitutes.] [Spotlight on Smut committee spokesperson Tom BRENNAN - says area can't be built up until it gets rid of pornography.] Some, however, feel it's attempt to deny smut dealers 1st Amendment rights. [Adult bookstores' attorney Herb KASSNER - says for casts of shows like "Oh! Calcutta"! and "Hair" to march against pornography is hypocrisy.] Old timers say there's been attempt to clean up Times Square every election year since 1895.

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam

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