NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Boston's pornography zoning.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Boston, Massachusetts) Boston Redevelopment Authority calls 7-acre tract in city "adult entertainment district." Bostonians call area "combat zone." Zoning enforced to keep adult entertainment business from spreading out in neighborhoods. Area designed by architects. District hired public relations consultant, Deborah Beckerman, to publicize area. [BECKERMAN - says trying to build a place that is Disneyland-like adult playground.] Zoning prevents porn from spreading, but area causes law enforcement problems. [Police SPOKESPERSON - notes rate of prostitution and robbery within area.] "Combat zone" attracts pimps, prostitutes, muggers, thieves and drug dealers. Other cities watch to see if crime in area can be controlled.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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