America the @#?$%*! Beautiful
The censorship of American television programs has changed drastically in the past twenty years. From couples sleeping in separate beds to cameras capturing intimate moments, it is obvious to even the blind that this generation is obsessed with other vulgarity. As the morality of citizens has declined over time, so has the margin of what is aired appropriate. The nudity, profanity, violence, drug usage, family dynamics, and sexual content that are portrayed every day, places pressure on both boys and girls to become what our culture deems as acceptable. Our future leaders are exposed every day to vulgarity that was addressed twenty years ago. The decline of censorship standards poisons our judgment and deprives America of its innocence. America is left bare and exposed.
When people reflect on censorship, we either think of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) control over the television content or the assurance of appropriate material. Censorship is the boundaries or limits to what the FCC believes apt. It is the control of the information and ideas within a society. The FCC removes obscene, vulgar, and otherwise distasteful subjects from viewed material encountered every day. TV censorship was first recorded in 1942 where a simple cartoon named Tweety was forced to wear clothes (Lendler).
When acts of monstrous hostility, murder, crude and appalling behavior seems to be a normal occurrence on television; it leads one to ponder about the next twenty years. There are many reasons why censorship is controlling what is broadcasted on television. The censorship of pornographic material prevents the corruption of children. Statistics show that by the age of 18, children would be exposed to 22,000 hours of America’s adult entertainment verses 12000 hours in the classroom (Burmark). With inadequate and lax censorship, we deprive children of the beauty of their childhood....