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Television Programming / PTA List #259111

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) National PTA's release of list giving its view of best and worst TV programs reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) File film shown. Details about standards for TV programming given. PTA's list of best programs and of worst, neither in order, stated; "Kojak" noted as worst on network TV. [National PTA president Grace BAISINGER - discusses apparent decrease in violence in particular series and increase in complaints to organization's hot-line with regard to sex and sexploitation in programs.] Group's reasons for rating poor shows as such stated; its report of no improvement in quality of network shows mentioned. [BAISINGER - cites organization plans to challenge licenses of 5 network-owned and operated television stations, in Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit, if programming doesn't improve this fall.]
REPORTER: Robert Jordan

Jordan, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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