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ERIC Number: ED060669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-23
Pages: 6
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Statement Before the Subcommittee on Communications, Committee on Commerce, United States Senate.
Wasilewski, Vincent T.
Even if the great majority of our children are unaffected by television violence, and even if only a small fraction are negatively affected, we of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recognize the need to determine how the negative effects can be alleviated. We are all in agreement that the resolution of this serious problem is the responsibility of the broadcasting industry--the alternative is government regulation of television content. Therefore, through the NAB's Code Authority, a program monitoring effort supported by the networks and by 402 television stations, we are now examining in detail the working of all of our Television Code's programing standards. A premise of broadcast self-regulation is that violence should be reasonably restrained as to degree and featured in contexts which justify its validity. In addition, the Television Code Authority and Review Board has been asked to undertake a study of the Report to the Surgeon General on Television and Social Behavior and to develop recommendations to the industry as to how the results of the Report may be implemented. (SH)
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Identifiers: National Association of Broadcasters; Surgeon Generals Report on Television Violence