Television Programming Is Promoting Promiscuity
Bozell, L. Brent,, III, Insight on the News
NBC's Dateline program has a reputation, and deservedly so, for preferring fluff to substance. On Jan. 2, however, the popular TV newsmagazine made amends for its obsession with the likes of Jon-Benet Ramsey by airing a segment concerning contemporary teen-agers' sexual attitudes and behavior. Just as you pray most children aren't watching what's on television generally, this was one of those rare times you wish all their parents were tuned in.
The report was especially compelling because of its exploration of the entertainment media's effect on how teens view sex. It began by contrasting old-fashioned portrayals (from the 1950s, I'm guessing) of dating and courtship with brief clips from the megaraunchy 1999 movie American Pie, in the last of which a …
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Publication information: Article title: Television Programming Is Promoting Promiscuity. Contributors: Bozell, L. Brent,, III - Author. Magazine title: Insight on the News. Volume: 17. Issue: 6 Publication date: February 12, 2001. Page number: 45. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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