NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 1974
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(Studio) Oscar awards scheduled tonight Movie industry worried over recent Supreme Court ruling on censorship'. ruling outlined
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Albany, Georgia) Town rules "Carnal Knowledge" as obscene. Investigator Lynn STOUT - says be arrested moviehouse ingr. showing "Carnal Knowledge.District Attorney informs all mgrs. of obscenity law and intentions to enforce it. Ann MARGARET - doesn't understand why "Carnal Knowledge" considered obscene. Film industry depends on box office, industry in trouble if all towns can close films. [Director's guild Robert WISE - thinks censorship ruling is stifling.] [Motion picture assn Jack VALENTI - doesn't think separate communities should set own censorship standards.] [Reverend Perry WEBB - believes community has responsibility re; censorship.] Supreme Court to review case.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer