NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1977
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(Studio) Questionnaires are being taken to each home in Cleveland, Ohio, asking for opinions on pornography. Supreme Court has ruled community standards can be used in determining what is obscene material and Cleveland's Mayor Ralph Perk says results will be thus used in city; some local judges say poll not objective.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Cleveland, Ohio) Perk wants to ban movies like "Ecstasy" and close places like Eros Art and adult bookstores; he's already had mags. like "Playboy, Pent house", and "Hustler" replaced with "New Dawn" and "House and Garden" at city's airport. [PERK - says children must be protected.] Cleveland judge says surveys won't be admissible as evidence in court because mayor's cover letter destroys objectivity of questionnaires. Critics say Perk's interest in issue is to get him reelected and admit it will help.
REPORTER: Bob Kur
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