The Nation: Diluted Bangladesh?

Addressing another U.S. social problem almost as widely debated, the U.S. Surgeon General last week defended a report issued earlier this year calling for a reduction of violence on television. Appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Dr. Jesse L. Steinfeld asked for "appropriate and immediate action" to diminish violence on television because of its possible effects on children. While Steinfeld's appeal did not constitute an official threat, touchy network heads were quick to react. Said ABC President Elton Rule: "Even greater emphasis is being placed on presenting children's programs which resolve...

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