Re: RARA-AVIS: Television censorship: Taboada

From: Patrick (
Date: 20 Aug 2003

On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 20:24:37 -0500, Todd Mason <> wrote:

> As an occasional visitor to border country (Vermont, Michigan), I can
> attest
> that mild-mannered Canadians attempt to pollute our virgin Yank eyes and
> ears with unedited movies in primetime on CBC, and perhaps even on CTV
> and
> the other commercial nets. But then, most (by no means all) PBS stations
> let more adult imagery and language go forth than most of the commercial
> nets do, most of the time (NYPD BLUE, CHICAGO HOPE...perhaps it helps to
> have a city in the title...being often-precious examples of exceptions
> over
> the last decade). ROOTS had a few scenes that surprised me in this
> regard,
> back when (and everyone I've met who's ever seen it seems to remember the
> PBS HOLLYWOOD THEATER production of Bruce Jay Friedman's "Steambath",
> with
> Valeri Perrine). TM

Turner Classic Movies seems to be slow to censor language, at least late at night. _Three Days of the Condor_ some time back had *distinctly* uncensored language, at any rate. Don't know about nudity.


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