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Supreme Court / Broadcast-Language Case #53493

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court hearing involving New York City radio station and FCC, which developed after station played recording by comedian George Carlin that contained objectionable language, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Background of incident involving WBAI's playing of Carlin's "Seven Filthy Words You Can Never Say on the Air" given. [Radio listener John DOUGLAS - compares situation to someone undressing in street. Describes feeling of offense.] Douglas' complaint and Federal Communications Commission resultant action in banning certain words reported [CARLIN - cites intent in recording.] [MAN - says King James version of Bible contains these words as do works by number of distinguished authors. Cites consequences of these works being read on air if Federal Communications Commission wins case.] Questions at issue in case outlined.

Jarriel, Tom;
O'Brien, Tim

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