NAB Television Code (1970)

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    jr48joh Posted 5 years 2 months ago
    I remember when I was growing up thinking that the NAB Shield that appeared on most TV shows made it "official" -not sure what official meant back then but we saw it at the end of every network show. To bad the media has put profit over quality. NAB bring the code back.... I am not sure now a days anyone would pay attention anyways. A Sad commentary indeed.
    acparson Posted 5 years 5 months ago
    Some of this they could still use in this day and age. I swear, things they have on TV would never have flown in our day and age.
    natedash1 Posted 6 years 2 months ago
    that seal was on the brady bunch credits
    EricEbac24 Posted 6 years 10 months ago

    You've hit it right on the nose, except there was one thing you didn't elaborate on--until the late 1960s and early 1970s, when premium TV came along, you couldn't even say "pants" on TV without getting a nasty letter from either the FCC or the National Association of Broadcasters, as this was one of the rules that was set back in 1951, when the old NARTB (National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters) first enacted the separate Radio and Television Codes. The Radio Code only remained in effect until the mid 1960s, whilst the Television Code remained in effect until about 1983 or '84, then it was lifted, though some groups would like to see it re-instated. Good choice the NAB made to have Dick Cavett do the announcement for the TV Code.
    Gerkuman Posted 7 years 7 months ago
    You know, when you think about it most TV breaks these rules now. Bad guys are often portrayed as heroes, we just call them anti-heroes to make them sound nicer XD
    Heralde Posted 8 years 1 month ago
    I love this spot, I wish TV would take this to heart nowadays. :)
    Demache Posted 9 years 2 months ago
    National American Bible? Code? What happened to all of those? WTF? I'm asking way too many questions that make no sense.
    mr3urious Posted 9 years 8 months ago
    I just found out that Dick Cavett was the person who narrated this at the end.
    Hailey Posted 9 years 9 months ago
    God this commerical is depressing!
    It kinda reminds me of
    for some reason!
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