Screen Violence's Effects: A Dark Knight Indeed

By Carl M. Cannon - July 24, 2012

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Commercial television was in its infancy when policymakers noticed something disturbing about this new medium: the camera -- or rather, the men behind the camera -- were morbidly attracted to depicting violence and gore. Could this possibly be good for the mental well-being of viewers, especially children? That’s what several members of Congress wanted to know. In 1950, Sen. Ed Johnson, a...

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