Search the Archive

Television Violence Rpt, / Networks #7242

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.