CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court 1973 ruling says obscenity rulings must take into account local community standards. In Cleveland, Ohio, sanitation department is called on to help in surveying community with regard to these standards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Cleveland, Ohio) Sanitation workers distribute poll questionnaires re: types of pornography and obscenity. Mayor Ralph Perk says he'll use results of poll to prosecute smut peddlers. [PERK - says law is determined by people and he enforces it; after standards determined by residents, he can enforce them. Won't impose his standards on others.] Mayor has had porno material removed from city's airport. Criticism of poll noted. [PEOPLE - react to poll.] Mayor up for reelection in fall.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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