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Supreme Court / Freedom of Press / High School Pubs. #558712

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 13, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court ruling regarding student eds.' first amendment rights in Saint Louis, Missouri, Hazelwood E. high school case reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Principal Robert Reynolds mentioned censoring articles. [Former editor Cathy KUHLMEIER - condemns Reynolds' actions.] [Former editor Lee Ann TIPPETT - notes there is difference between guidance and censorship.] Supreme Court ruling outlined. Justice Byron White quoted. Justice William Brennan's dissenting opinion quoted. [Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press spokesperson Jane KIRTLEY - claims ruling disastrous.] [REYNOLDS - wants to share control.] Student writers quoted. ["Spectrum" editor Debbie FINK - says don't try to be controversial.] Supreme Court noted broadening school authorities' powers over students. Supreme Court reported claiming school is publisher and therefore has authority. Impact on college newspapers noted. (Artist: Arthur Lien)

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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