Sunday, November 21, 2004
PR practitioners should be worried about the Federal Communications Commission crackdown on foul language and sex and violence on the airwaves. There may well be a First Amendment issue. On the other hand, being a parent of a 9-year-old, I don't want her exposed to some of the language and visuals that pass for free speech on television. It seems to me there should be some middle-ground solution. We don't need censors crawling over the 500-channel universe. We also don't need to worry about what our children will see when they turn on the TV. Solutions have been proposed in the past like the V-chip. They haven't worked. It is an issue in which PR should be involved. Has anyone been saying anything?