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Cleveland / Obscenity Survey #49130

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1977
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(Studio) Cleveland, Ohio, Mayor Ralph perk is against obscenity and questionnaires are being sent to city's residents with regard to their views. Supreme Court has ruled community can judge standards of obscenity and pornography.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Cleveland, Ohio) Sanitation workers in city hand out questionnaires to homes; lately, answers to such questions can be predicted. Officials say results of survey will aid prosecution of obscenity cases and prevent youngsters from obtaining sex-oriented material. [BOYS - like to look at nude pictures.] Professional pollsters say Cleveland poll is unclear; it's idea of Mayor Ralph Perk, who's up for reelection this year [PERK - opposes pornography and obscenity.] At city airport, several books have been taken from shelves. "Playboy" magazine says this is only major American city to do so. Perk says he and airport manager make such decisions. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) representative Eileen ROBERTS - says ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) will challenge action.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Reporter(s):
Miller, Ron;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:02:40

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