Date: 6th October 2000

Hollywood Enters The Debates

The controversy over the enforcement of the motion picture ratings system, largely ignored in last Tuesday's debate between the presidential candidates, was reignited Thursday night at the end of the debate between the two vice presidential candidates.

Responding to criticism by Republican contender Dick Cheney that he was no longer "quite the crusader ... that you once were" against the motion picture industry, Democratic candidate Joseph Lieberman replied that he and Al Gore have told the entertainment industry, "'Stop it. And if you don't stop it in six months, we're going to ask the Federal Trade Commission to take action against you.' ... I repeat it today. We will not stop until the entertainment industry stops marketing its products to our children."

Source: Studio Briefing