Archive for March 6th, 2014

BACK WHEN TV HAD ETHICAL STANDARDS

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The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters was a set of ethics
adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for television,
established on December 6, 1951. Compliance with the code was indicated
by the "Seal of Good Practice" (above). It was displayed during closing
credits
on most television programs from 1952 to it’s suspension in 1983.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family
life, irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness and addiction,
presentation of cruelty, along with detailed techniques of crime, the use of
horror for its own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement officials,
among others. The code regulated how performers should dress and move to
be within the "bounds of decency". Further, news reporting was to be "factual,
fair and without bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined
as such".

Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasting and were 
discouraged from charging religious bodies for access. Most importantly, it also
limited the commercial minutes per hour.

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NAVY CRUISER LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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The second USS Newport News (CA–148) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser
in the United States Navy. It was laid down 1 November 1945 and launched on 6
March 1947 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company,Newport News, Virginia. The vessel was the first air-conditioned surface ship in the United States
Navy, and was the last all-gun heavy cruiser in commission in naval history.

In addition to annual deployments to the Mediterranean from for duty with the
Sixth Fleet, she participated in major fleet exercises and midshipman training
cruises in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic.

Newport News was decommissioned on 27 June 1975 and stricken from the Naval
Vessel
Register
on 31 July 1978. She spent her twilight years as a member of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard‘s "Mothball Fleet" and was sold for scrap in New
Orleans, Louisiana
, on 25 February 1993.


 

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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TRIBECA FILM OPENING
Robert ‘Rob’ Reiner is 67 today

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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

manson album

The genre for Manson’s album is listed under: Contemporary folk,
psychedelic folk, and freak folk.

 

Lie: The Love and Terror Cult is the debut studio album by convicted criminal 
and folk singer-songwriter Charles Manson. It was released on vinyl by Phil 
Kaufman, through a label called Awareness Records. After established record 
companies declined to become involved, Kaufman raised $3,000 and had
2,000 copies pressed. The money from album sales was used to help
finance his defense against murder charges.

Although not a commercial success, the album has received critical praise by
reviewers such as those in the All Music Guide, and it retains a following among
people interested in the Manson case, with multiple covers and samples made
by musicians from the album. Examples include artists like Guns N’ Roses and
Marilyn Manson
.

The album cover is a parody of the December 19, 1969 Life magazine cover,
which featured Manson. During a 1991 interview with radio talk show host Ron
Reagan Jr.
,Charles Manson stated that "That particular album was made off a
little old $7 tape recorder.

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Charles Milles Manson turned 79 in November

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