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40 years ago: Letter-writer urges personal responsibility in TV choices

January 29, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 29, 1973:

In the Letters to the Editor section today, a concerned citizen suggested that Lawrence people who were against the proposed traffic signals for downtown should "remember that their outspoken opinions were ignored and to vote accordingly in the next City Commission elections." The letter-writer also commented on "the recent letter from the woman asking that we write to the television networks to prevent X-rated movies from appearing on our home televisions," pointing out that "the on-off switch and station selectors are an integral part of each television set, and were put there for a purpose, i.e. so that one can select programs that one wishes to view.No one forces programs upon the viewer, and certainly a parent should have both some idea of where the child is, what he is doing, and what programs were on the family TV set. The censorship belongs in the home, not necessarily to be delegated to the networks."

Comments

FlintlockRifle 1 year, 10 months ago

What would the writer on TV viewing do today with all the "revealing"" ads on the telly ????

kernal 1 year, 10 months ago

Or, the annual Victoria's Secret! LOL.

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