Federal regulators, concerned about the effect of television violence on children, will recommend that Congress enact legislation to give the government unprecedented powers to curb violence in entertainment programming, according to government and TV industry sources.
The Federal Communications Commission has concluded that regulating TV violence is in the public interest, particularly during times when children are likely to be viewers -- typically between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., FCC sources say.
The agency's recommendations -- which will be released in a report to Congress within the next week, agency officials say -- could set up a legal battle between Washington and the television industry....
Now I see why a local chain of stations is pushing the block violent material from kids advertisements on its stations -- they don't want this law. V chips aren't found in television before the year 2000, q.v.,
Admittedly parents should be controlling what their children watch, but since so many modern day parents were undisciplined children, and I would say many of them still are, the government feels like it has to be Big Brother.