Topic: media violence

Rockefeller Wants to Add Media Violence Study to Gun Bill

Amendment faces up-or-down vote in Senate

As the Senate inches closer to considering a bipartisan proposal to expand gun background checks, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is offering to add his bill on the study of media violence as an…

Are Retailers Selling Violent Content to Children?

FTC survey finds more stores, movie theaters turning away underage kids

Here's some new data sure to stir the debate over the impacts of media and entertainment violence on children. A new survey from the Federal Trade Commission found that more…

TV, Movie Industries Launch Campaign Addressing Violence

Ads inform parents about how they can manage children's viewing

Fulfilling a promise made to Vice President Joe Biden that they would be part of the solution to curb gun violence, the television and film industries on Wednesday launched a…

Rockefeller Reintroduces Bill to Study Violent Video Games

Proposal has bipartisan support from four co-sponsors

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va) reintroduced his bill to study the impact of violent video games and programming on kids. But this time, the bill comes with the firepower of four…

Obama's Gun Agenda Includes Media Violence Study

CDC would look into possible link

The culture of media violence was only obliquely referenced in President Obama's sweeping plan to reduce what he called an epidemic of gun violence in the wake of the tragedy…

Parents Television Council Blasts Torture Scene in ABC's Scandal

Groups calls for reform in TV ratings system

ABC could have had better timing. On the same night the entertainment industry was meeting with VP Joe Biden to discuss media violence, the network aired an episode of Scandal…

Rockefeller Plans to Reintroduce Bill to Study Violent Video Games

Legislation is a high priority for the senator

Other than lots of talk about the "culture of media violence," Washington, for the most part, seems to be focusing on tougher gun laws and not on new laws to…

Rockefeller’s Final Years in Senate Will Be Intense

Powerful Senate leader won’t seek sixth term

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) may be retiring, but he’s going to go out with a bang. In his formal announcement speech today, the high-ranking Democrat signaled that he intends to “keep…

Groups Ramp Up Rhetoric on Media Violence

TV and movie representative head for White House meeting

Coinciding with White House talks on preventing gun violence scheduled for later today at the White House, groups are ramping up the rhetoric and a lot of it is directed…