Broadcasters Call Violence Study “Appropriate”

The National Assn. of Broadcasters has issued a statement on Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s call for a study of videogame and video violence.

Spokesman Dennis Wharton said, “Given the events of the last
week, NAB believes a scientific study on the potential impact of video
violence on real-life violence is appropriate.”

Although Rockefeller is focusing on videogames, he also called for the Federal Trade Commission to look at the issue. That could mean a look at how the games are marketed, including on broadcast TV.

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