Series
Option
Episode
Pornography : A Case for Local Regulation?
Producing Organization
Alabama Public Television
Auburn University. Educational Television Department
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-m32n58dr60
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Description
Episode Description
The program begins with an introduction of the panel and an introduction of the issue of obscenity and whether it should be regulated. It features a film that gives a brief history of obscenity, pornography, and censorship, through interviews with a variety of people, from literature professors to news stand owners. In the film, they also discuss the business of pornography in the United States and scientific studies of pornography. They go over the recommendations given by the Johnson era Commission on Pornography, leaving the regulation of pornography to local governments. The panel discusses questions of the definition of obscenity, whether obscenity is protected by the first amendment, should obscenity be regulated, and whether the federal government should regulate obscenity. The panelists represent a wide variety of viewpoints on regulation of obscenity. The panelists also answer questions from the studio audience and viewers calling in. Additional issues discussed include child pornography, sex education, and how to remove pornography from the community.
Series Description
"This live program deals with the growing pornography trade in the United States and the trend toward increased regulation of it by local authorities. It opens with a short film which gives a brief overview of the issue, including the problem of defining obscenity and the complex legal tangle surrounding its regulation, particularly potential first amendment conflicts. The program then moves to a four-member panel of experts who discuss the problem from different perspectives with Moderator Bette Lee, a 40-member studio audience, and call-ins from home viewers."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1978-07-30
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:01:26.804
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Credits
Associate Producer: Culpepper, Maryanne
Director: Scholder, Pam
Director: Cooley, Bob
Interviewee: Harris, Jim
Interviewee: Lipton, Morris A.
Interviewee: Burton-Hunter, Sarah
Interviewee: Derrick, W.F.
Interviewee: Bell, John
Moderator: Lee, Bette
Panelist: Florence, Heather
Panelist: Pesta, Ben
Panelist: Hester, Joe
Panelist: Parrish, Larry
Producer: Wegener, Ed
Producer: Scholder, Pam
Producer: Cooley, Bob
Producing Organization: Alabama Public Television
Producing Organization: Auburn University. Educational Television Department
Project Director: Stone, Jim
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-30be847ed40 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 1:30:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Option; Pornography : A Case for Local Regulation?,” 1978-07-30, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-m32n58dr60.
MLA: “Option; Pornography : A Case for Local Regulation?.” 1978-07-30. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-m32n58dr60>.
APA: Option; Pornography : A Case for Local Regulation?. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-m32n58dr60