U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower talks about fixed or rigged TV quiz shows during his 175th press conference in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1959, November 4 Duration:1 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 175th press conference in Washington DC, United States. One of the pressmen present at the conference asks the President if he could give his reaction to the House Committee testimony dealing with fixed TV quiz shows. The President says that he shares American general reaction of bewilderment that people could conspire to confuse and deceive American people. He says that as soon as he heard about it he asked the Justice Department to see whether there were any laws violated and what they could do and whether they should propose any new laws. The President says that the Justice Department tells him that it would give its conclusion soon. The Federal Trade Commission has moved into it since this seems to be deceitful advertising and they seem to have some function in correcting it. The President also says that everybody was astonished and dismayed when they heard about it and he thinks that the producers, performers and the actors and the public would be satisfied only when the mess is cleared up. The pressmen take down notes during the conference.
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