ERIC Number: ED182783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Religious Groups v. TV's Sex, Violence.
Religious organizations have played an important part in the national movement to combat sex and violence in television programing. Attempts by religious organizations to exercise some control of the visual media began in 1907 with a concern for movies and has continued to the present. Although many churches and church organizations have expressed concern about the amount of sex and violence on television, fewer have organized particular movements to bring about change. Campaigns have included organized letter writing to broadcasters, advertisers, and regulatory commissions; boycotts of sponsors of programs found to be objectionable; and boycotts of television programs and stations. Some denominations and special interest groups provide packets of material to those interested in bringing about changes. Television networks report that some of these tactics have been effective and will continue to be so long as those asking for change can demonstrate economic power. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.