Regulating Television Violence

Panelists spoke about an April 25, 2007 Federal Communications Commission report on “Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on… read more

Panelists spoke about an April 25, 2007 Federal Communications Commission report on “Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children,” which recommended that government assume a greater role in regulating violent video content in the home.

They focused on the complexities of defining and regulating the violence shown on television, the necessity of regulation, tools available for parental control, defining excessive violence, and the constitutional implications of content regulation. Adam Thierer moderated. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jonathan L. Freedman Professor University of Toronto->Psychology
  • Henry Geller General Counsel (Former) Federal Communications Commission
  • Adam D. Thierer Senior Fellow and Director Progress and Freedom Foundation->Center for Digital Media Freedom
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Regulating Television Violence

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Program ID:
198195-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2007
Last Aired:
May 25, 2007

Airing Details

  • May 18, 2007 | 12:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2007 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2007 | 3:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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