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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 2, 1973, High Point, North Carolina 24e thigh Point Enterprise sunday december 2,197 has to gone too far religious groups press for cleaner television shows precede following it the third of four articles on the new permissiveness on television. The author is a scrupps Howard staff writer. End precede by Ann Mcfeatters women s news service Washington was the . Catholic conference furiously fought lbs on two controversial episodes of a a Maude last season in which Maude Findley at 47 decides to have an abortion. Richard Hirsch associate director of the . Catholic conferences division of film and broadcasting said in this Case it was not a question of responsible handling of a mature subject but tasteless a a propagandizing for abortion. Lbs received 24,000 letters protesting the abortion shows but considers this relatively Small because it says 65 million viewers watched them. Part of the protest pressure was generated by a Campaign against the rerunning of the shows. It was headed by Stop immorality on television Sita conservative project of right Winger l. Brent Bozell a former Joseph Mccarthy speechwriter. Garden study club to meet the Garden study club will hold a Christmas party at the woman a club in Thomasville on wednesday at 12 30 . Hostesses will be mrs. Arnold a. Koonce mrs. Walter Pamplin. Mrs. Martine Barker and mrs. A. C. Harvell. Michael Schwartz Speaks for the project which is headquartered in Warrenton va., and has a mailing list of 150.000. Schwartz also says the a new permissiveness started last season but is worse this year. A variety the show business weekly had a headline saying a to is putting its guns to bed and i think that sums it up a Schwartz said. A a there a a real Effort this fall to Shock and break new ground it seems to be an Effort to see How far they can go. A Schwartz said he agrees with lbs to president Robert n. Wood that to had a wasteland image of the 1950s. he said a they have forgotten about the viewer. There Are Many people seriously concerned Over the Quality of to programming who feel it is helping to break up the Home and parental sit last season listed a Maude a a fall in the family a a Carol Burnett a a a laugh in a a Dean Martin show and a love american style As shows that should not be watched. It has not yet compiled a list for this year but Scwartz said two of the new shows to be blacklisted will be a Elotsa Luck and he also lambasted the alcoholism scenes on a Maude Quot and said the violence on a Hawaii five-0&Quot and a Man Nix Are a More but he praised a the Waltons As a Fine show even though a recent episode had a Young boy helping deliver a runaway girls illegitimate baby. A it was tastefully done although i can see How some mothers might the a. C. Nielsen co., which rates television shows for the networks based on 1,200 households said there is a a tremendous Lack of Success so far this fall with the new shows. Not one of the 24 new shows is among the top 18. For the two week period ending sept. 30, Nielsen spokesman Bill be Hama said the top to shows and specials based on number of household watching were a fall in the family a a the Riggs King Tennis match a a Sanford and son a Quot lbs thursday night movies a a gun smoke a a Friday lbs movie a a Hawaii five-0�?o a the Waltons a a a Maude and the movie a funny when the total number of persons is calculated not just households the rankings include a the Waltons in the no. 3 spot and a wonderful world of Disney Quot in 10th place. If this continues there May be some fast switches. Nielsen ratings now offer a special 36-hour service which Means networks done to have to wait for two weeks to find out How shows Are doing. If some do As badly As a Elotsa Luck a which a National observer reviewer called a beyond All doubt the most tasteless show in be Ever seen a the shows could be jerked off prime time faster than in other seasons. The Christian Herald Magazine which Calls itself an a Independent evangelical. Nondenominational last May started a a crusade against the unwelcome guest in your living room a protesting sex and violence on television. The editors argued that the airwaves belong to the Public and must be safeguarded a fall we want to make Clear to the networks advertisers to the Federal communications commission Congress to anybody and everybody is that a w Hale of a lot of americans Are unhappy and somebody had better be finding out what can be done to make television fit for human the Magazine includes a tear out postcard protesting a a television a debasement of sex and glorification of the editors say they have received 25,009 cards bearing 160,230 names. 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