Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 5:16am
PTC TAKES CLOSER LOOK AT VIOLENCE
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
Under new president Tim Winter, the Parent Television Council is drawing a bead on TV violence. Saying there is a "widespread consensus that television violence is a significant problem," the PTC said Monday it would release a study on January 10 that looks at primetime broadcast TV violence. The study is almost sure to show that TV violence and gore has become more graphic in the last few years, especially given the success of forensic detective and medical shows. The FCC has yet to release an overdue TV violence study that has been several years in the making.
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