Burriss on Media: Banned Words

Apr 2, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Life used to be so easy. Some 40 years ago comedian George Carlin told us there were only seven dirty words you couldn’t say on radio. Now, thanks to the New York City Department of Education there is a list of more than 50 words we shouldn’t use.

This week December 7th is the 70 anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Many people recall hearing James Daley make the news announcement about the attack, and today that tape is standard fare in history and broadcasting classes.

But what is also interesting is the effect the attack had on American media.