I’ve been sitting on this topic for a long time now and finally got around to writing an article on it. So if you have a minute, take a look at CBS and Psycho. I think it makes for an interesting read:
CBS planned to broadcast Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho in September 1966. Following the tragic murder of Valerie Jeanne Percy just days before the movie was set to air, the network postponed the broadcast due to concerned Midwestern affiliates. Although the network insisted it would eventually show the movie, which it had already edited for content, it never did.