by Karey Wutkowski | Washington Post | March 3, 2006

“Proposed legislation to boost fines broadcasters face for indecency
violations is ‘too broad and too big’ and needs to be narrowed for
quick passage, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said on Thursday. He noted that the legislation should get an extra push from a new study released on Thursday by a parents’ group which said children’s
programming contains sexual content as well as numerous violent scenes.”


Dr. Michael Rich
, Director of CMCH, said that television shows are a powerful influence, and parents would send broadcasters a message by turning off programs they find offensive.

“I’m not sure legislation and fining them will do anything besides raising the cost to consumers,” he said.

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