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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1969
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(Studio) Some say Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" is obscene; most not. Memphis mayor Henry Loeb asks library board to consider removing books from shelves. Library sees it as censorship.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Memphis, Tennessee) Book on trial before library board on obscenity charge. [LOEB - attacks book. Reads certain passages after asking ladies to step out.] [Library Director C. Lamar WALLIS - says book different from trash on newsstands. It's important novel on American life. Leave library free and let people who don't want to read it, not do it.] Most members want book restricted, but not censored.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs (WMC-TV)

Huntley, Chet

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