Media

1971

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  • Nat Hentoff and other New York journalists testify before Judge John Curtin that they were denied admittance to Attica prison for inmate interviews. The ACLU New York unit sues on behalf of 11 newsmen (include Nat Hentoff and Jack Newfield) for newsmen’s right to interview inmates freely. ¥
  • Theater critic Michael Feingold joins the Voice.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show is taken off the air 14 days before its 23rd anniversary. The variety show, hosted by Ed Sullivan and broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, ran on CBS every Sunday night at 8 p.m.
  • Francis Ford Coppola begins shooting of The Godfather in New York.
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