Questions of taste cannot be answered in the abstract, but when specific problems arise, they must
be resolved in the light of contemporary standards of taste, the state of the law, and the news value
and the overall value of the material.
The Producer's Responsibility
Primary responsibility for the content of a program necessarily rests with the producer; it is the
producer who creates the program and is uniquely in a position of all its elements. Not only would it
be impractical for public broadcasting to second-guess the producer's decisions at every step of the
production process, but respect for that process demands that producers be allowed the editorial
freedom required for creativity to flourish. Thus, in selecting a program for air, MHz NETWORKS must
rely heavily on the producer's honesty, talent, skill, and good faith.
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