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Campaign `78 / Georgia. Gov. Race / Hypnotic Television Ads Issue #259469

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming primary elecs. in Georgia, ID, Michigan and Missouri noted. Report on new campaign idea by gubernatorial candidate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Atlanta, Georgia) Pol. television ad shown. Georgia governor candidate Nick Belluso's use of self-proclaimed hypnotist in television ads, on premise that Federal Communications Commission rules bar censorship of political candidates' commercials, and reaction of television stations in Georgia reported [BELLUSO - comments on controversy.] television stations' appeal to FCC for exception to rule and Cmsn.'s refusal to rule in case noted. [WXIA-TV pres. and general manager Jeff DAVIDSON - states fears about hypnotism.] [WTCG-TV manager Sidney PIKE - outlines possible complications from such ads.] Is reported that only Augusta station WATU has broadcast ad. Belluso's plans to file complaint with Federal Communications Commission stated.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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