ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1977
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(Studio) Congress hearing today with regard to violence on television and effects.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr. George Gerbner says in 10 years of television surveys, violence now at highest level, he and others can't really define violence. (Films of live and cartoon television programs shown.) [Federal Communications Commission chairperson Richard WILEY - says there are many ways to define violence.] Network execs. disagree that there's incrd. violence. [CBS Broadcast Group president John SCHNEIDER - notes difference in perceptions of violence.] [NBC-TV network president Robert HOWARD - says elements of conflict must be judged on method of presentation.] [ABC television president Fred PIERCE - says violence in programs has diminished in ABC's overall prime time schedule.] Though no legislature expected on matter, Congress shows by hearing that reduction of violence on TV is expected.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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