Television: Blacking Out Blue

The scene hardly befitted the pure white Georgia marble and serene proportions of the U.S. House of Representatives' Rayburn Office Building. There in a darkened hearing room last week, the House Subcommittee on Communications, along with assorted other members of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission, sat looking at two flickering TV screens. They were watching four male strippers, dressed only in top hats and white ties, undulate to a bump-and-grind version of Baby Face. Also on the program were Annie ("I've tried them all") Sprinkle's consumer guide to sex toys readily available from the greengrocer, hints for success at orgies,...

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