Radio: Code of Manners & Morals

Before the government got around to it, television men last week made a stab at drawing up a good-conduct code of their own. The 28-page document, presented at a Chicago meeting of the National Association of Radio & Television Broadcasters, began by congratulating the industry on making "available to the eyes and ears of the American people the finest programs of information, education, culture and entertainment." Then it came out foursquare against "profanity, obscenity, smut and vulgarity."

The code specifically bans a number of words and phrases, among them: bat (applied to a...

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