The indecent screen : regulating television in the twenty-first century / Cynthia Chris.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, Description: 1 online resource (xii, 237 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813594088; 0813594081; 9780813594101; 0813594103.Subject(s): Television -- Law and legislation -- United States | Television broadcasting -- Censorship -- United States | Obscenity (Law) -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Indecent screen.DDC classification: 343.7309/946 LOC classification: KF2840 | .C48 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-228) and index.
Introduction: what we talk about when we talk about television and indecency -- A brief history of indecency in media in the twentieth century -- Targeting television in the twenty-first century -- Television : more or less? -- Bleeps and other obscenities -- Who's afraid of Dick Smart? : the body politic, public access, and the punitive state -- Conclusion: the future of indecency, and why it matters.
"[This book] explores clashes over indecency in broadcast television among U.S.-based media advocates, television professionals, the Federal Communications Commission, and TV audiences. [The author] focuses on the decency debates during an approximately twenty-year period since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which in many ways restructured the media environment. Simultaneously, ever increasing channel capacity, new forms of distribution, and time-shifting (in the form of streaming and on-demand viewing options) radically changed how, when, and what we watch. But instead of these innovations quelling concerns that TV networks were too often transmitting indecent material that was accessible to children, complaints about indecency skyrocketed soon after the turn of the century. [The author] demonstrates that these clashes are significant battles over the role of family, the role of government, and the value of free speech in our lives, arguing that an uncensored media is so imperative to the public good that we can, and must, endure the occasional indecent screen."-- Provided by publisher.
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