ERIC Number: ED079742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Right to Know: Censorship in America.
Liston, Robert A.
An account of the ways in which censorship operates in the United States, this book deals with both the censorship of obscenity and that of information. Chapters in Part I explore definitions of obscenity, a brief history of censorship in this country, changes in public attitudes toward sex and obscenity, censorship of the movies and of television, and the pros and cons of censoring obscenity. Part II, a treatment of the censorship of information, includes sections on secrecy in government (focusing on the Pentagon Papers), the process and nature of censorship and overclassification in Washington, and censorship of the press and of the broadcasting industry. (MF)
Descriptors: Censorship, Federal Government, Films, Government Publications, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Literature, Mass Media, Moral Issues, News Media, Novels, Standards, Television
Franklin Watts, Inc., 845 Third Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10022 ($5.95 cloth)
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