“The Media Assault on American Values”

If you believe that journalism is destroying America (we’re looking at you, Colbert), head to the Grand Hyatt Washington tomorrow:

    WHAT: How much are Americans’ moral values influenced by the media? Is there a correlation between adults’ exposure to television and their acceptance of personal responsibility to self, family, charitable causes, religion and social standards? To explore these issues, the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute will host a panel discussion and release the results of its second Special Report, “The Media Assault on American Values.” This new Special Report analyzes the data obtained through CMI’s “National Cultural Values Survey,” conducted in conjunction with the professional polling firm Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, which found that 74 percent of Americans believe the nation’s moral values have declined over the past 20 years. This new Special Report will reveal:

    What Americans really think about the media and moral values
    The sharp contrast in values between “light television viewers” (those who watch an hour or less television each evening) and “heavy television viewers” (those who watch four or more hours of television each evening)

    To what extent television viewing habits correlate with Americans’ willingness to accept responsibility for themselves and others, their views on crucial social issues like sexual morality, divorce and abortion, and their commitment to good character, God and religion.

Panelists include Michael Medved, Brent Bozell, Robert Knight and Dr. S. Robert Lichter. The event takes place tomorrow, from 10:00 AM to 1 PM.