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Pretty much the same thing, sure.
So CBS was not unique in this --
No, not at all. We might have gone out first with a policy guide on news that we
made public so that everybody knew the ground rules, but in the end I think NBC's policies
and our policies were pretty much the same.
What happened when there was an infraction -- to the newscaster or to the --
Well, it was brought to his attention, talked out with him. Frequently the
newsman didn't agree that he had gone off the reservation. But if we had people who
repeatedly did that, or injected their own personality into the reporting in the sense that they
gave their point of view as an editorial point of view, if they continued to do that we took
them off the program. But that's the role of the editor --
-- because a newsman doesn't go off and report by himself, except in the “World
News Roundup” and things of that kind.
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