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In Depth (Television: Ratings System) #611128

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The coming summit of television executives on Capitol Hill to discuss programming violence noted.

(Washington: Robert Hager) The television industry's readiness to work on developing a voluntary ratings system featured. [Representative Edward MARKEY - calls it a new era.] President Clinton's promotion of a V-chip for all new TVs and the trials for a similar system in Canada noted. [Parent Maxine LAWSON, CFMT-TV executive Madeline ZINIAK - comment on the V-chip.] [Law and Order producer Dick WOLF - worries about the lack of adult-oriented programming.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The view of Bellingham, WA, KBOS-TV's Margo Wilson on the V-chip ratings system presented in her own words. [WILSON - says broadcasters should be responsible for ratings; explains her own four-part program rating system with two examples given.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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