My NPR adventure: How do TV executives argue violence doesn't affect viewers when commercials do?
My concern about violence on network TV boils down to a simple notion: Network and standard cable earns billions by presenting images on TV through advertising which make people take action: buying things, going to concerts, visiting websites or joining a political cause.
So why wouldn't repeated images of violence on those same shows have some sort of effect, even if its just on people who are already struggling with other issues?
Here's my essay for National Public Radio on that idea. Check it out.