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Supreme Court / Nazi March / Media Cross Ownership #54216

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court refusal to block Nazi march through heavily Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois, near Chicago, reported Response of Nazi concentration camp survivor and president of Skokie B'nai B'rith, Mrs. Erna Ganz, quoted. Supreme Court ruling on common ownership of newspapers and broadcasting facilities in same community detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Early television use of support from newspapers to get industry started examined; films shown. Walter Winchell of "New York Daily Mirror" and "Washington Post-Times-Herald" mentioned. Growth of television described. FCC ruling in 1975 that cross-ownership prevented free exchange of ideas stated. Supreme Court's agreement with ruling, in opinion written by Justice Marshall, detailed. Opposition to ruling by former Federal Communications Commission cmnsr. and present head of National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting, Nicholas Johnson, reported [JOHNSON - says it's back to battle of taking these on case-by-case basis.]

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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