Show Business: Edited for Television

TV's appetite for Hollywood movies is so insatiable that studio backlogs of old films are almost used up. And thanks to the film industry's 1968 rating system, the recent crop of pictures available to television is laced with more explicit scenes of sex and violence. As a result, TV censors have felt compelled to work overtime. "We look for three things," says NBC's Herminio Traviesas, vice president in charge of broadcast standards. "Violence, sex and language. Knowing the value of TV sales, I wish producers would find more suitable scripts in the future."...

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