ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1969
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(Studio) Chairperson Commerce Sub. Committee, Senator Frank Moss, calls representatives of broadcasting and tobacco industries to discuss limiting cigarette advertising.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Tobacco industry offers to withdraw ads from the media. [Tobacco Ind. spokesperson Joseph CULLMAN - says could begin in September if Congress says agreement won't be deemed in violation of anti-trust laws.] [NAB President Vincent WASILEWSKI - says broadcasting should be allowed gradual phase-out to avoid economy disruption.] [MOSS - wants print media to agree to maintain current advertising ratios.] Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Rosel Hyde says law might not be needed. FTC Chairperson Paul Rand Dixon says his proposed health warnings may be unnecessary.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer