Blue in the face

Tucker, Ken
March 1996
Entertainment Weekly;3/22/96, Issue 319, p56
Comments on the impact of government regulations on television programs in the United States. Introduction of the V-chip designed to block out violent or vulgar material on television; Implementation of a ratings system for television programming.


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