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Rap Music / Arizona / Public Enemy Video #341212

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Regina Blakely) Controversy over rap group Public Enemy's violent "By the Time I Get to Arizona" music video featured; video excerpt shown. Video said to target Arizona for refusing to honor Martin Luther King's birthday; scenes shown from Phoenix, Arizona, radio station where listeners have called about the video. [King holiday movement Reverend Warren STEWART - says video doesn't honor King.] 1987 scenes shown of protesters demanding recall of then Governor Evan Mecham, who abolished the King holiday. [MECHAM - talks about Arizona being scapegoated.] [Public Enemy CHUCK D. - comments on freedom of expression.] King holiday reported on the November Arizona state ballot.

Blakely, Regina;
Rather, Dan

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