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Television Violence Trial #258999

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) Report on San Francisco trial involving question of TV's responsibility for violence that may have been prompted by television drama.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Francisco, California) Background of lawsuit brought against NBC and San Francisco affiliate by mother of rape victim given. Rape allegedly took place after attackers saw or heard of scene in NBC made-for-TV movie "Born Innocent." Scenes from movie shown. [Victim's attorney Marvin LEWIS - states position in case.] NBC's position, based on 1st Amendment rights, stated. [NBC attorney Floyd ABRAMS - notes American Library Association brief filed in support of network; described brief's contentions.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg Artist: Howard Brodie

Goldberg, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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