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ERIC Number: ED060667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-23
Pages: 13
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Statement Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications.
Schneider, Alfred R.
The American Broadcasting Company's (ABC) Department of Standards and Practices follows a precise and detailed series of steps in its review of material presented over the network, to assure its conformity with the Television Code of the National Association of Broadcasters. In this process, special attention is given to programs which contain violence. Additional information is sought which would permit the network to refine the standards and criteria it applies in reviewing material intended for telecast. ABC's long-standing policy of prohibiting the use of violence for the sake of violence is continually re-emphasized to our editors and television producers. In addition, an outside program of original research was sponsored by ABC in early 1970; the guidelines for evaluation of televised violence as well as other reports which resulted from this research have been circulated to editors. It has been, and continues to be, ABC's policy to emphasize justice in the American system of law enforcement, the maintenance of order, and the solution of crimes and the apprehension of criminals, as well as to de-emphasize acts of violence. The Committee may be assured that ABC is concerned and expects to do its best to fulfill its responsibilities as a broadcaster. (SH)
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