Radio: Sinful & Suggestive?

A gingerly investigation of the sex-and beer-filled jungles of television was begun last summer by a congressional subcommittee (TIME, June 16). Last week the committee came to a tame conclusion: TV is well able to police itself. In its final report, submitted by Chairman Oren Harris of Arkansas, the committee said that TV is sometimes guilty of "offensive, objectionable or suggestive" material, of "poor taste" in advertising some products, and of placing "entirely too much emphasis on crime programs." However, the committee noted, "substantial improvements" have been made, e.g., the plunging necklines of women performers have been triced up. Other critics...

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