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Family TV not just a click away

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2005

Two weeks ago started an experience to forget: I was diagnosed with a bad gall bladder. My wife had me airlifted to Anchorage for surgery.

After waking up in ICU, I turned on my TV to see what was on. I clicked through the channels and every one — comics, sports, news, except on Sunday — had some sort of violence, partial nudity or homosexual activity crammed down my throat. And I’m no prude.

The stock reply of all the moviemakers, game video and TV producers is that you can use your clicker. But I ran out of “clicks.”

They say that everyone understands that shooting at 100 people targets on a video game is just fantasy and pretend. But my friend, there are millions of children trying to live in that pretend world and some end up shooting teachers and fellow students and others.

I think the new ratings should be “V” and “P” — violence and pornography — on every program.

Paul Morrison

Kenai



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