The Fight for Law and Order

Lardner, James
October 1977
New Republic;10/1/77, Vol. 177 Issue 14, p32
Entertainment Review
Focuses on the depiction of violence on television. Criteria for judging violence in television programs; Steps taken by television channels to reduce the violence in their programs; Opposition of the series "Soap" to be telecasted on television channel of the American Broadcasting Co.; Efforts of Howard University law students against totting up acts of violence committed on prime-time TV; Information on rise in criminal activities after these programs on television; Report on increase in television sponsors in 1959's and 60's; Report on the survey by Per Diem Inc. on television channels broadcasting Heart Warming Moments on their channels; Views of the author on effects of television programs.


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