Article Title

Newport Library board to decide on videos next month

Newspaper

News-Times (Newport)

Date

11-17-1993

Challenged Material

Sammy and Rosie get laid (video), Don's party (video)

Reading Level

adult

Location

Newport

Participants

Cheyne and Mary Jo Turner, Newport Public Library, Newport Library Board of Trustees

Abstract

Newport citizens weigh in on Library director Jane Appling's recommendation the Newport Public Library retain and allow unrestricted access to two videos in the collection. Patrons Cheyne and Mary Jo Turner requested the videos be removed from the collection or restricted to a section for adults. Patrons debated whether it was up to the library staff or individual patrons to decide what is appropriate.

Keywords

nudity, sexual content, library collection policy, foreign films, Doug Hoffman, Carol Fisher, Margaret Drescher, Charles Springer, Tim Bickel, Abundant Life Center, All Nations Lutheran Church, selection v. censorship, Lavern Weber, Greg LeBlanc, Nel Ward, Larry Newman, Don Davis, Becky George, Vera Lund, film ratings

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