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Federal Communications Commission Proposal / Cigarette Advertising #4094

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Communications Commission proposes cigarette advertising ban on television and radio; minor rule would permit ads if tobacco companies disclose tar and nicotine content. Broadcasters receive $227 million annually from cigarette ads.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Rosel HYDE - notes large number of deaths from lung cancer and emphysema, both caused from cigarette smoking. Believes voluntary action from industry called for.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Figures taken from Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department American Cancer Society welcomes FCC proposal and hopes broadcasters will accept recommendations; commends anti-smoking commercials and hopes they will continue whatever happens to Federal Communications Commission proposal. National Assoc. Broadcasters denounces proposal saying it was without precedent and legal authority.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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