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Rock Music Lyrics Controversy #98498

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Congress hearing to examine parents' organization's call for rock record rating system due to questionable lyrics of some songs featured; scenes shown. [Parents Music Resource Center spokesperson Reverend Jeff LING, Susan BAKER - quote lyrics, oppose their suggestive messages.] John Denver mentioned among those opposing rating system. [Frank ZAPPA - mocks Baker and Tipper Gore.] [Senator Slade GORTON - considers Zappa boorish and insensitive.] [Twisted Sister member Dee SNIDER - denies violence in his song.] Scenes from Twisted Sister video shown. [SNIDER - explains name of his fan club.]
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter

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