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Television Violence Rpt, / Networks #7242

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) Ntl Commission on Causes and Effects of Violence reports, on make believe TV violence.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Commission Chairperson Dr. Milton Eisenhower says television violence not cause, but contributes to real violence. [EISENHOWER - says television violence affects children.] Commission asks for end to non-comic cartoon violence, reduced adventure show violence, less portrayal of violence as an answer to problem, and more industry research. [EISENHOWER - says networks have reduced violence in prime time.] Report rules out government censorship and recommends tax to finance public broadcasting.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) 3 networks point out report based on past television seasons rather than current programs. ABC pledges to continue efforts to deemphasize violence. CBS says current season reflects their efforts. NBC revises Saturday morning shows and adopts stringent rules for violence in drama.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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