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-ijyTgj-jr-'-ji ij-y l)i J i"T I I 11 11 """"''- mi"mi t nn(ii iimpiiiii yi ry W"' jpyy" Pubc Shapes Moraify, Not 7V: CBS THE tENNESSEAN. Thursday, March 30. 1978 23 By W.A. REED , Tennessean Religion New Editor the public shapes morality more than television, a vice president of the Columbia Broadcasting System said yesterday at a Christian Life Commission seminar. "I don't think television has any measureable impact on morality. We don't film shows to advocate morality, rather to mirror society, and I think it is the public that shapes morality, rather than television," said Van Gordon Sauter, vice president for Program and Practices for CBS. BUT HARRY N. Hollis, director of Family and Special Moral Concerns, Christian Life Commission, disagreed with Sauter. Hollis, who had helped spearhead the CLC attack on ABC-TV s Soap, last year, launched an attack on CBS-TV in 1972 tor their show, In Cold Blood, and who called NBC-TV's showing of The Godfather in 1974 an outrageous example of upside-down values, Sdid ! "Television has a negative moral impact by encouraging a grasping materialism. Television has a negative moral impact because it often functions as an addictive drug that induces passivity instead of involvement. It narcotizes us and blunts our moral sensitivity," said Hollis. Sauter replied: "We are a society of people who aspire for more opportunities, and personally, I seek to arrange and broadcast that mixture of entertainment and information that will be appealing to the public and responsive to it's needs. "I PERSONALLY HAVE no objection to a minister or teacher or an advocate standing in public urging his or her followers not to view a certain film or television show, nor to read a certain book or magazine. "But, I am diminished ... as are my freedoms ... when that individual or group preclude me the right of making my own choice as to the acceptability of that material.". Hollis, describing television's impact on society gave some examples: Man in Photo Is 'Raoul': Ray PETROS, Tenn. (AP) James Earl Ray said vesterdav he has Dositivelv identified a photo graph depicting a man who is really responsible for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther Kino i The photograph was shown to him two or three months ago, Ray said. Assassinations buff Mark Lane, Ray's lawyer, is debating whether to turn the photo over to the u.s. House Assassinations Committee or to a judge. fVTITOVIir.WF.n at Rmshv Mnnntain State Ponifpnfinrv Rav said the nhntn denirted Raoul. a man Ray says set him up to take the blame for me sniper staying oi rung in meuiums. ivay, cervma QQ vpars savs the man is a Latin with auburn hair, of medium height and build, and that he believes "Raoul" was just an alias. No i i : i: i: i t: 1 r i omciai investigation nas ever cumirmeu nauui s existence. Pannl Rav has maintained met him in a Montreal seaman's bar a few months after Ray's 1967 escape from a state prison at Jefferson City, Mn Rav savs he was triekeH hv Rannl into a series of narcotics smuggling and gun-running stiieines uiu a uip iu meuipiub. "Since my arrest in 1968 ... I've looked at about 200 or 300 Dictures and some of them are familiar, but there never was anybody I could really identify," Ray said. Those photographs were supplied by lawyers, the House Assassinations , i i i At ' i : i committee, nis Droiners, investigators, newspa per reporters and others. "BUT SINCE THEN, I have made a positive identification. The individual may iust be a common criminal or it may be something else. It's been about two or three months ago," he said. Asked who gave him this photograph, Ray said, "Well, I wouldn't want to go into that, because you know, the House committee might snhnnena him. I've been talking to a lawver. and we haven't decided just what to do about this matter yet. Ray said he still does not know Raoul's real name, but he thinks it can be determined through investigation. THE ASSASSINATIONS committee, he said, has not been told ot tne pnotograpn. "Rut uP made that, identification after the committee was here the last time. They haven't been here tor six or seven montns, ne saia. "I don't want to say who supplied it. I wouldn't want to say who showed it to me at this time, because there is a possibility I should discuss mat wun me uuinnniiee ui suuic tuun. LANE. RAY SAID, wants to keeD the informa tion confidential until he determines what to do with the photographs. Jack Kershaw, a Nashville attorney who represented Ray until he fired him recently, cast doubt yesterday on Ray's claim he has positively identified a photograph ot Kaoul. "Coincidentally, Ray's announcement is timed with the (upcoming) release of Mark Lane's new book." Kershaw added. Lane has written a book about his conspiracy theories. "1 HAVP.K'T SF.KV the nirtnre " Kershaw said. "But if it doesn't resemble the picture Ray identified while I represented him, then Ray is deceiving someDoay. "He mav be deceiving us anvwav." The picture to which Kershaw referred was shown last year to a House panel investigating the assassinations of both King and John Kennedy. It also appeared in a Playboy magazine article. Kershaw has been sued by Ray in Chancery Court in Nashville. The attornev has counterf ilea against Ray and Lane, claiming he holds a lien on Kay s tne wnicn ne is noiaing Decause nay has not paid him any fees. He has charged Lane with causing Kay to lire mm. a Af 4 hnrfh nraver service in Tennessee, a member requested prayer for a person who was scheduled to have surgery the next day. The person was a fictional television character scheduled to have surgery not in real life, but on a television show. Gary Trudeau, in his comic strip Doones-bury, showed a family gathering at Christmas to sing carols. While the others sang traditional carols, the baby in the family sat in her high chair singing her own carol learned on television "Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce; special orders don't upset us ..." "TELEVISION systematically stereotypes and dehumanizes people," Holly said. He added : "For example, the way television exploits and abuses women is a national scandal. Briley Parkway 1-65 Connection as simpering idiots who suffer from 'ring around the collar paranoia' who slip around to the grocery store trying to squeeze the toilet tissue without being seen." fin!n-TJ.ii Sauter said "television is viewed by people UDPninO lOQflV who have different expectations from different V K m j w m w j programs at auiereni times oi aay. "BROADCASTS MUST reflect the values and the tolerances of the audiences for which they are designed. In that perspective, we must not look at a television program like an exhibit in a laboratory, isolated in some sterile form, to be examined for nuances and deviations from what we personally may consider the desired norm," said Sauter. The Christian Life Commission will hold next year's sessions in Fort Lauderdale. An average of 571 people attended the national seminar at the Hyatt-Kegency Hotel mis wees. A two-mile section of Briley Parkway from Interstate 65 north of Nashville to Gallatin Road will be opened to traffic this afternoon, in time for the rush hour. The new section completes Briley Parkway from 1-24 south of Nashville to 1-65 north of the city. "THERE WILL be no opening ceremonies or anything like that," said State Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Allen. 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