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TV Violence

Copyright © 1997 by David E. Ross

Congress is considering legislation to restrict the hours during which violent shows can be aired on television. The purpose is to protect young children from viewing too much violence during their impressionable years.

This is wrong for several reasons:

1 May 1997

On the 6:00pm news tonight, I saw a fight at a professional baseball game. Players from each team were intentially trying to injure players on the other team. Why is this acceptable for young children to see while fake violence — where no one is hurt — is unacceptable?

15 June 1997

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