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What About Broadcast Violence?

It is unlikely that anyone in the United States is unaware of the halftime show at the 2004 Super Bowl. This began the regulatory and legislative crackdown of indecency on broadcast television and elsewhere. But in this flurry of concern about sexual content on television, scant attention has been paid to violent content in the same medium, violence that often occurs in tandem with sex.

This article explores the regulatory history of indecency and violence, and what is currently being done (or not being done) by the FCC and the legislature on both fronts.

Click here to read the article on Media Law and Policy’s website.