Television: Premieres: The New Season

Pastore's Complaint. (Pas∙'t r∙ēz K m∙'plānt), n. A phobia against violence and sex on television, exacerbated by recent disturbances in American society and by the Noxzema "take-it-all-off" commercial. [Named after Rhode Island Senator John O. Pastore.]

JOHN PASTORE is chairman of the powerful Senate Communications Subcommittee, and when he has a complaint, the television industry has a sympathetic reaction verging on panic. As early as last may, Michael Dann, CBS senior vice president for programming, warned a national meeting of his network's station managers that the political atmosphere discouraged innovation and that the...

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