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Supreme Court / Broadcasting Authority / Death Penalty / Affirmative Action #499955

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 03, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court decision with regard to Federal Communications Commission authority over broadcasting stations using indecent language on air reported; reaction of National Association of Broadcasters stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Court decision in lawsuit brought against New York radio station WBAI by listener objecting to broadcast of recording by comedian George Carlin detailed. Dissent in Court by Justices Brennan and Marshall, noting that ruling would mean parts of Bible and Shakespeare would be banned from broadcast, stated. Interview with Carlin in Los Angeles shown. [CARLIN - comments on Federal Communications Commission capacity.] Other details of Court ruling given.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Court decisions given on Ohio death penalty law, California public works act requirement that portion of funds go to minority business and on American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) affirmative action program.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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