TELEVISION: CHIPS AHOY

AS A NEW STUDY WARNS THAT VIOLENCE SATURATES THE AIRWAVES, A TECHNOLOGICAL QUICK FIX PROMISES TO HELP. BUT WILL THE V CHIP REALLY PROTECT OUR CHILDREN?

ON NBC'S LAW & ORDER LAST WEEK, a white racist set off a bomb that killed 20 people on a New York City subway train. Tori Spelling, in the CBS movie Co-Ed Call Girl, grabbed a gun and shot a sleazy pimp. Batman (the cartoon character) was almost thrown into a vat of flames by the Penguin. Lemuel Gulliver (the Ted Danson character) battled gigantic bees in the land of Brobdingnag. And Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy slapped around bad guys in the umpteenth cable showing of 48 HRS.

It was, in other words, a pretty typical week of TV in...

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