The second in the 15-part series Bill of Rights Radio Education Project, co-sponsored by the Pacifica Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This episode won a Corporation for Public Broadcasting award in 1982 in the field of Arts & Humanities. Produced by Patricia Neighmond. Narrated by Brenda Wilson. Adi Gevins, executive producer; Marie Ritzo, associate producer; Anita Parlow, research associate; David Rapkin, project engineer.
KPFA Folio, December 1981 notes: In the past few years there have been vocal and often effective protests against racial and cultural stereotypes in film and on television. Producers and writers cry censorship and potential audiences push through picket lines complaining that their constitutional rights are violated. Recently a different kind of group has exerted pressure on the media. The first amendment protects all these conflicting interests: the right of the artist to express, the audience to experience, and the pressure groups to protest. This program examines the spectrum of pressure groups and their effects on the media.
Recording contains echo bleedthrough.