Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Viewer Discretion Advised


Jeffrey McCall was on my KMOX show this afternoon to talk about his book, "Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences."

We talked about Sen. Jay Rockefeller's attempts to have Congress give the FCC power to regulate violence on TV (including cable and satellite!), and the whole notion of nanny government and its role in what you see and hear. We also discussed why the Fairness Doctrine should not be revived, and he had a very interesting answer to my question about whether Americans are consuming more media than ever.

Listen, then buy his book for more.



McCall is media studies professor at DePauw University.