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In 1987 the Federal Communications Commission concluded that the requirement, first officially enunciated in the 1940s, had deterred TV and radio stations from dealing with issues of public concern: Broadcasters had steered clear of controversial discussions and provocative commentary because they were worried about possible disciplinary action.
Thus Schaufuss steered clear of the copyright minefield, though for all intents and purposes, the new story mirrors Presley's life--the army, the drugs, woman problems, self-destruction--and at one point, the hero-dancer wears a white-sequined, flare-legged satin catsuit and sunglasses.
ATLANTA -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the induction of 784 elite drivers into its "Circle of Honor," pushing to 4,202 the total of active drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.