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Television Violence #492728

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1977
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(Studio) House hears testimony with regard to television violence from network representatives and Federal Communications Commission chairperson today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Communications expert George Gerbner of University of Pennsylvania says children will think world mean place where they'll be victimized. [GERBNER - says when people expect victimization, they eventually get it.] Gerbner says NBC has most violent programs; all network representatives say steps being taken to reduce amount of violence on TV. [NBC-TV president Robert HOWARD - says conflict, include violence, has always been part of drama and that he doesn't believe there's serious argument for all conflict being eliminated from television drama.] Subcommittee says Congress will continue to rely on viewers and sponsors to get excessive violence off TV.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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