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Television Broadcast Trial #499971

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of lawsuit on Monday against NBC and its affiliate, KRON-TV in San Francisco, by parents of girl attacked by other children after broadcast of program "Born Innocent" reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(San Francisco, California) Details given about program, "Born Innocent", particularly rape scene. Similar rape performed on Olivia Neimi by 3 girls with young boy as lookout noted. Lawsuit based on Olivia's mother's contention that idea for attack came from television show outlined. [Neimi attorney Marvin LEWIS - states position in case.] NBC position that case involves 1st Amendment rights, backed by ABC, CBS and others, stated. [Attorney Floyd ABRAMS - cites example of letter from American Library Association rpting. concerns about effects on book availability if NBC loses case.] [LEWIS - responds to 1st Amendment claim.] [ABRAMS - states concerns about effects on television of loss.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

Davis, Rick;
Savitch, Jessica

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