The Gatekeeper by Alfred R. Schneider
My 30 Years As a TV Censor (The Television Series)

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"The former chief censor for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) chronicles the battles, controversies, and changes in taste and acceptance of network entertainment programs of three decades." "From 1960 to 1990, Alfred R. Schneider served as head of standards and practices, or "chief censors," for the ABC television network. From his unique vantage point, Schneider managed issues of taste and morality that determined what millions of U.S. viewers watched. During his tenure the nation's attitudes changed drastically, as did the content shown on American airwaves. Controversies arose about TV's influence on children, its portrayal of violence, and its introduction of once taboo subjects. Schneider fought on the shifting, subjective front lines of the cultural battle-front; even as his own standards evolved, he embraced emerging trends."--BOOK JACKET.

About Alfred R. Schneider

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Schneider is an attorney and consultant in the communications industry and an adjunct professor at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Pullen was a speech writer for President Gerald Ford and has served as director of Editorial Services for ABC.
Published May 1, 2001 by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd). 161 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Whatever sex, violence, colorful language and other racy behaviors TV audiences glimpsed on ABC between 1960 and 1990, they have Alfred R.

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