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WHEN TELEVISION HAD A CODE OF ETHICS?

The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters, also known as the Television
Code, was a set of ethical standards adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for television. The code was established on December 6,
1951. Compliance with the code was indicated by the "Seal of Good Practice",
displayed during closing credits on most US television programs, and on some
TV station sign-on and sign-offs from 1952 through the early 1980s.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family life,
irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness addiction, also the
presentation of cruelty, detailed techniques of crime, the use of and 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 limited the commercial minutes per hour.

In the wake of a settlement with the Justice Department, the television code
was suspended in 1983. 

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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ACTOR GARY BUSEY IS 72 TODAY


William Gary Busey was born in
Goose Creek, Texas.

Gary Busey starred in The Buddy Holly Story in 1978, and has also appeared
in Point Break (1991), Lethal Weapon (1991), and Under Siege (1992). 

He was a drummer for country stars such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson
before becoming an actor. He went by the name Teddy Jack Eddy. Busey made
his film debut in 1968’s Wild in the Streets


From left: Gary Busey as Buddy Holly the real Buddy Holly.

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RECORDING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The song "Peggy Sue" was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman
Petty
. It was originally called "Cindy Lou", named for Buddy’s niece, but was
later changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison‘s
girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron. The song went to #3 on the
Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. It is currently ranked as the 106th greatest
song of all time, as well as the third best song of 1957, by Acclaimed Music.


Norman Petty in the Clovis recording studio control room.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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