CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 19, 1985
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(Studio) "Saga of Bernhard Goetz" noted latest music video.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Champaign, Illinois) Incr. violence of music videos examined; scenes from several groups shown, discussed. Elvis Presley's 1956 television debut recalled, shown. Alliance of fundamentalist ministers, feminists and psychiatrists against violently erotic videos noted. [Dr. Thomas RADECKI - explains psychological dangers in becoming desensitized to violence.] [Rev. Dwight PORTER - denies issue is religious.] [NOW spokesperson Kathy BONK - feels physical abuse of women is seen as acceptable in videos.] ["Friday Night Videos" spokesperson David BENJAMIN - claims Saturday morning children's television contains more violence.] [Twisted Sister member Dee SNIDER - thinks critics are stupid.] [RADECKI - responds.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
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