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Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Games Industries (FTC information page). Direct link to FTC report document.

Youth violence: A report of the surgeon general

The Psychological Effects of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents

Senate Commerce Committee hearing on neurobiological research, such as brain mapping, and its use in the investigation of the impact of entertainment media on children's health

Television violence in New Zealand

FCC speeches

"Wrestling for Our Children’s Future," remarks of FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani before the Congress on Television Violence of Puerto Rico, Oct. 12, 1999

"Television, Kids, Indecency, Violence, and the Public Interest," remarks of FCC Chairman Reed Hunt, Feb. 9, 1996

"Out of One, Many," remarks of FCC Commissioner Susan Ness, Feb. 16, 1996

"Media Violence, the Government Response," remarks of FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani, March 2, 2000


American Amusement Machine Association v. Kendrick

Censorship in the name of decency?
By Gene Policinski As some CBS affiliates hesitate to air a 9/11 documentary because of firefighters' foul language, we must ask should we block free and open discussion because the reality of that day's events may offend some? 09.05.06

FCC's 1975 report on television violence

Government study suggests FCC can limit TV violence
Draft report says Congress could craft law that would let agency regulate violent programming as it does sexual content, profanity — all without violating First Amendment. 02.16.07

Insidious censorship: equating violence, indecency
By Craig R. Smith FCC draft report argues violent programming could be regulated without violating Constitution — but evidence doesn't support thesis that pretend violence causes real violence. 03.01.07

Locked in mortal combat with the media monster
By Paul K. McMasters 'Studies' claiming to show harmful effects on kids of a range of electronic media ignore common sense, parental responsibility and the benefits of screen media. 09.24.06

Online symposium: TV violence & the FCC

Student Expression in the Age of Columbine

TV violence: more program information would be better than regulation
By Gene Policinski Just as with judging sexual imagery and utterances that may be indecent, there are practical problems in defining what depictions of violence cross the line. 05.06.07

Violence & media
Violence and the Media

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