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Violence, Censorship, and T.V., Part 1.

Senator Paul Simon. He's been spearheading the campaign in Congress against TV violence. Simon has given the networks and cable a January 1st deadline to come up with a way of regulating themselves, or face regulation by Congress.

Marjorie Heins is the director of the ACLU Arts Censorship Project. She's also written the new book, "Sex, Sin and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars." (The New Press)


Legendary Television Producer Norman Lear on the "Gag" Rule.

Legendary television producer Norman Lear. His shows include All in the Family, Maude, the Jeffersons, and Good Times. Lear returns to the small screen next year with the show The Powers that Be. Lear is also the founder of People for the American Way, a citizens' group dedicated to stemming the influence of the Religious Right. The group is currently fighting the "gag" rule preventing doctors from discussing abortion in federally funded facilities. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


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