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Raising Children in an "X-Rated Society"

Tipper Gore, wife of Tennessee senator Albert Gore, is concerned with the increasingly violent and sexual nature of popular music's lyrics, videos, and culture. She believes that record companies should alert consumers to an album's explicit content so parents can make informed decision regarding what their children listen to.


Other segments from the episode on May 19, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 19, 1987: Interview with Tipper Gore; Commentary on Tommy McLain; Interview with Bruce Davidson; Review of Marsha Norman's novel "The Fortune Teller."


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