CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Move by some parents against rock music lyrics they consider pornographic examined. [Disc JOCKEY - mocks issue.] [Parents' Music Resource Center spokesperson Susan BAKER - acknowledges fact that husband James Baker and co-worker's husband Albert Gore have helped.] "People" magazine mentioned, shown, [Courtesy Donahue/Multimedia Enterprise Phil DONAHUE and AUDIENCE - discuss issue.] [Tipper GORE, BAKER - describe offensive lyrics, defense move for rating system.] [Disc jockey Don IMUS - thinks lyrics in question have been lifted from obscure recordings.] [Courtesy MGM/UA from "Night and Day", Jane WYMAN - sings Cole Porter lyrics.] Failure of Ed Sullivan's camera restrictions on Elvis Presley recalled. [Recording Ind. Association of America spokesperson Stanley GORTIKOV - thinks further rating or labels would result in control.] [Composer Frank ZAPPA - comments.] [TEENS - dismiss being affected by lyrics.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon