NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 25, 1978
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(Studio) Les Aspin quoted with regard to legislature concerning junk telephone calls, defined as those with sales pitch.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Coon Rapids, Minnesota) Automated telephone calls by Minnesota state emp. service filmed, described. [Representative ASPIN - estimates magnitude of problem.] Dycon, International, in Dallas, Texas, reported as company with great capacity for making automated sales calls. [Jack HINES - makes recording for Dallas National Life.] [CALLER - talks of message from Arthur Godfrey.] Tape of Godfrey message played; also one from Zsa Zsa Gabor. [Dycon International Robert HADLER, Junior - argues that such calls are preferable to door-to-door selling.] Robert Hitch identification as one who complained to Federal Communications Commission with regard to calls. [HITCH - criticizes calls.] [Joy HITCH - agrees with husband.] Minnesota procedure explained. Details of Aspin proposal noted.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt