Turner backs TV violence ratings

Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon.

Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs.

Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip that lets parents block violent shows.

“To the extent that parents lack the reasonable means to control their children’s viewing of violent programming, this approach is an answer,” Turner said in a letter.

Turner also formally endorsed anti-violence standards adopted by the networks last December, although he said the regs “are not more strenuous than we currently apply.”

More TV

  • The cast of HEATHERS from l

    TV News Roundup: 'Heathers' Series Releases First Trailer (Watch)

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

  • Arrow

    'Arrow': Echo Kellum Teases the New Team Arrow in Midseason Premiere

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

  • The CW Logo

    CW Beefs Up Development Team Under Gaye Hirsch With Two Promotions, New Hire

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch Recovering After Suffering Back Injury While Sailing

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

  • The Walking Dead Season 7 Mid

    Frank Darabont Sues AMC Again in 'Walking Dead' Pay Dispute

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

  • 'Party of Five' Reboot Scores Put

    'Party of Five' Reboot Scores Put Pilot Order at Freeform

    Ted Turner has jumped on the anti-TV violence bandwagon. Turner, in letters to Congress and the Big Three networks, said Turner Broadcasting System would accept a Motion Picture Assn. of America-like rating system warning parents of the levels of violence in programs. Turner said he also would support equipping new TV sets with a microchip […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content