Report Shows Persistence of TV Violence - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Report Shows Persistence of TV Violence

Posted: Updated:

Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television.

A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half of the shows.
 
The portrayals of violence cited by the Parents Television Council also include the cartoonish -- such as Homer strangling Bart for mouthing off on "The Simpsons."
 
Others examples cited by the council between Jan. 11 and Feb. 11 are much more gory.
 
The parents' group says it found not only an increase in gore from other studies it has conducted over 18 years, but a greater specificity and darkness to the violence.
 
Broadcast networks find themselves competing with cable networks that are able to be more explicit in what they show.
 
Jim Dyke, executive director of TV Watch, says it's unfair for a group like the PTC to study broadcast violence and not include what's on cable. TV Watch is a Washington-based advocacy group that opposes government involvement in television programming. (AP)

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Dons Score Late to Down Wolf Pack

    Dons Score Late to Down Wolf Pack

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:57 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:57:16 GMT
    The University of San Francisco (19-20) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Nevada (21-17) baseball team 4-1 in a nonconference matchup at Peccole Park on Tuesday night.More >>
    The University of San Francisco (19-20) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the University of Nevada (21-17) baseball team 4-1 in a nonconference matchup at Peccole Park on Tuesday night.More >>
  • Aces Win, Take Series in Fresno

    Aces Win, Take Series in Fresno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:45:22 GMT
    The Reno Aces wrapped up their first series win of the season Tuesday with a 4-3 road victory.More >>
    The Reno Aces wrapped up their first series win of the season Tuesday with a 4-3 road victory.More >>
  • License Plate Sales Fund Tahoe Preservation Projects

    License Plate Sales Fund Tahoe Preservation Projects

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:23:59 GMT
    The Division of State Lands has announced the 2014 Lake Tahoe License Plate grant recipients. Grant funds are made available annually for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately $350,000 was generated last year from the purchase of Nevada Lake Tahoe license plates.More >>
    The Division of State Lands has announced the 2014 Lake Tahoe License Plate grant recipients. Grant funds are made available annually for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately $350,000 was generated last year from the purchase of Nevada Lake Tahoe license plates.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.