This packet presents basic information about TV sitcoms and dramas. It discusses the amount of conflict and violence that can be seen in a 40 minute program and explains the difference between gratuitous violence, purposeful violence, and verbal violence. This packet briefly discusses the impact of TV violence on viewers and what it means to become desentized to violence.
Source: PTC State of the Television Industry Report
Go to the following web site and scroll through the weekly guide to prime time television. http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/familyguide/weekly.asp
Choose one show to write about. What is your show rated? Why? Do you agree with the rating? If not, what rating would you give it? Explain.