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OurView - Febrary 5, 2004


Where is television going?

The Super Bowl, the annual National Football League championship game, was reduced from a tremendous contest between two great teams to a halftime of juvenile sexual gratuity.


The baring of Janet Jackson’s breast was a planned act, as she has admitted, and had no place on family TV.

The famed Super Bowl commercials were also nothing more than sophomoric sex jokes designed to sell products.

Obviously, the advertisers haven’t looked at the results of the ads, since statistics indicate that no sales growth, or worse still, no brand recognition is achieved from the ads.

But the trend for indecency continues with TV shows that feature the likes of Ron Jeremy, a pornographic movie actor, and the recent installment of “Survivor: All-Stars,” which features a nude Richard Hatch parading around with the out-of-focus bouncing block obscuring his genitals.

Where will it end? Hopefully, with a click of the remote and a “no sale” at the cash register.

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