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  • TELEVISION RATINGS SYSTEM
  • TELEVISION PROGRAMMING
Winning Issue » TELEVISION PROGRAMMING


Merchants spend billions of dollars each year to advertise on television because audiences are effectively influenced by this medium. In much the same way, many claim, children and adults are also effectively influenced by the violence they see on that same medium. Our television industry is blamed for desensitizing violence and making aggressive behavior more acceptable in our society. Studies have found a high correlation between media violence and aggressive or violent behavior in children. It is estimated that by the time they finish elementary school, children who have watched 3-4 hours of TV a day have viewed more than 8,000 murders. By age 18, the average American child has viewed more than 200,000 acts of TV violence. A 17-year study found that watching television triggers aggressive responses -and not only in young children. Studies have found that by age 30, those who watched more than an hour of TV a day, whether or not they watched programs that were rated as violent, were nearly four times more prone to committing aggressive acts including robbery, battery, rape and murder as those limiting daily viewing to an hour or less. Television broadcasts are readily available to most children and many watch more than 3 hours of network or cable TV each day. At least half of all American children have a television in their bedroom. Child advocates believe that violent and adult programming, including violent cartoons, should not be broadcast during the time children are likely to view them.


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  • I oppose reforming current television programming policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting violent video programming during children’s viewing hours and wish to sponsor a version of S.161 - Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act (108th Congress 2003-2004), and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. David Price (NC) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support prohibiting violent video programming during children’s viewing hours and wish to sponsor a version of S.161 - Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act (108th Congress 2003-2004), and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. David Price (NC) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. David Price (NC) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider sponsoring a version of S.161 - Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act (108th Congress 2003-2004).

If elected as a trustee, Dove Foundation will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for prohibiting violent television programs from being broadcast during the time children are likely to view them.

Founded by a handful of parents in Michigan, the mission of the 25 year-old non-profit Dove Foundation is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. Among this organization’s many programs is the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal, which is awarded after appropriate movies have been reviewed. This organization has also commissioned independent, industry-wide studies analyzing the comparative profitability and return on investment of MPAA-rated films. It states that these studies revealed the fact that over the last 15 years, Hollywood produced 12 times more R rated movies than G. –even though during that same period of time the average G rated film was 11 times more profitable than its R rated counterpart. Dove states that these studies have reinforced its efforts to advocate for the production of more values-based films, and have also been relied upon by some in the industry seeking support for their projects. Additionally, Dove has sponsored its Family Film Festival in partnership with local theaters featuring films with its Family-Approved Seal and pioneered a pilot project, "The Dove Movie Channel," to bring free movies to hospitalized children.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020