tv http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12259/all en Does Hollywood Really Care? 1 Week, 129 Televised Acts of Violence Against Women http://www.mrc.org/articles/does-hollywood-really-care-1-week-129-televised-acts-violence-against-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood’s domestic violence lectures fall flat, as primetime is rife with violence against women. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132857" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Hollywood Hypocrisy: </b>Celebrities claim they care about protecting women. Then TV networks assault the American public with hour after hour of violent programming depicting women on the receiving end of 129 violent acts in the very week where they make that claim.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/does-hollywood-really-care-1-week-129-televised-acts-violence-against-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Health Politics domesticviolence rape tv War on Women Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:12:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 48214 at http://www.mrc.org Five Not So Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Themed Episodes http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/five-not-so-family-friendly-thanksgiving-themed-episodes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Terrorism, sex, and dysfunctional families, oh my! Throw in some parades and football and you have your Thanksgiving 2014 television line-up.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/five-not-so-family-friendly-thanksgiving-themed-episodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Thanksgiving tv Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:22:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 47724 at http://www.mrc.org Media Prey Upon Strange New Species: Virgins http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top 10 ways movies, TV treat virginity as feature of a bizarre breed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i><strong>SPECIES: </strong>The Virgin (Sexus Nontilnuptials)</i></p> <p><i><strong>PREDATOR: </strong>The Media </i>(<i>Sexus Perpetual Obsessicus</i>)</p> <p><i><strong>METHOD OF ATTACK:</strong> Exploitation and Extinction </i><img alt="Virgins" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/virginterr.jpg" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black;" height="104" width="185" /></p> <p>Peer through a leafy curtain deep in the Amazon and you might just catch a glimpse of an elusive specimen: “the virgin.” </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-prey-upon-strange-new-species-virgins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Movies tv virgin Virginity Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:40 +0000 dan.gainor 46802 at http://www.mrc.org Lesbian Foster Couple Drama Returns to 'Family' TV Network http://www.mrc.org/articles/lesbian-foster-couple-drama-returns-family-tv-network <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest pro-gay program will restart with two women kissing in bed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC Family’s controversial lesbian drama “The Fosters” returns from a hiatus tonight, Jan. 13, with its two women stars in bed, kissing. &nbsp;In Hollywood, that’s subtle pro-gay messaging.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lesbian-foster-couple-drama-returns-family-tv-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family gay lesbian The Fosters tv Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:52:34 +0000 dan.gainor 45282 at http://www.mrc.org One Year Later: Networks Remember Newtown with 39 Gun Deaths Week Before Anniversary http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-year-later-networks-remember-newtown-39-gun-deaths-week-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do gun-controllers notice network, cable dramas awash in violence? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li>14 prime time dramas</li><li>149 acts of violence</li><li>104 acts of gun violence</li><li>39 deaths by gun</li></ul> <p>Saturday, Dec. 14 marks a year since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In the run-up to that tragic anniversary, Americans can expect to hear demands for gun control from sanctimonious Hollywood stars, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64G5FfG2Xpg">just as they did</a> in the wake of the shooting.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/one-year-later-networks-remember-newtown-39-gun-deaths-week-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Constitution Politics Gun Control hollywood Newtown shooting tv Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:01:02 +0000 mike.ciandella 45116 at http://www.mrc.org It's a Jo-Bro Five-0 http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/its-jo-bro-five-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cody-b-holt">Cody B. Holt</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><img src="http://s4.tvequals.com/tv/up/2013/11/Hawaii-Five-0-Season-4-Episode-8-Akanahe-2.jpg" alt="Jo-Bro, Steve-O, and, well, I'm out of clever names" width="250" height="141" style="float: right;" />If you have nothing to say, don't say anything. It's a good rule for life, and it's one I've tried to adhere&nbsp;to in my blogging for you fine readers. Thus my silence on Hawaii Five-0 thus far.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/its-jo-bro-five-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Media Hawaii five-0 jonas brothers nick jonas tv Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:04:17 +0000 Cody Holt 44963 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood Reporter: Sexual Infidelity ‘Fall TV’s Hottest Topic’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/hollywood-reporter-sexual-infidelity-fall-tvs-hottest-topic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘The lure of infidelity’ preoccupying TV’s creative talent. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ready or not, here it comes: the TV fixation with sexual infidelity. The upcoming shows this fall more than confirm a lust for forbidden love on the screen – or so says The Hollywood Reporter.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/hollywood-reporter-sexual-infidelity-fall-tvs-hottest-topic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Marriage sex tv Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:13:27 +0000 matt.philbin 44419 at http://www.mrc.org How ‘Twisted’ – Lacy’s Dad Digs Dudes http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/how-twisted-%E2%80%93-lacys-dad-digs-dudes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ashley-ciandella">Ashley Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Agatha Christie writes: “A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law ...” Except in this week’s episode of “Twisted,” a mother’s love instead twists the law when she confesses to being a killer to deter investigators from suspecting her son Danny of a second murder.<img src="http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/34200000/Twisted-Season-1-Cast-Promotional-Photos-twisted-abc-family-34207849-594-445.jpg" style="float: right;" height="130" width="174" /> </span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/blog-post/how-twisted-%E2%80%93-lacys-dad-digs-dudes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics gay agenda tv Twisted Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:55:53 +0000 matt.philbin 44228 at http://www.mrc.org Forbes List Shows Liberals Dominate Influential Media Spots By 9-to-1 http://www.mrc.org/articles/forbes-list-shows-liberals-dominate-influential-media-spots-9-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Celebrity 100’ reveals strength of left across news, entertainment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Which celebrities make the most money and get the most interviews and other attention from the media? Nearly all of them are liberal Democrats. At least according to a new list by Forbes, called “the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/celebrities/">Celebrity 100</a>.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/forbes-list-shows-liberals-dominate-influential-media-spots-9-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Media Politics actors Celebrities celebrity 100 list conservative Fame famous people forbes Lady Gaga liberal madonna movie stars Musicians Oprah Winfrey radio hosts steven spielberg tv Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:32:37 +0000 julia.seymour 43958 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Making a Killing with Serial Killer Shows http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-making-killing-serial-killer-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Repeat murderers the focus of 20 different network programs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li><b>20 TV Shows About Serial Killers:</b> Seven new programs added in 2013, including “Hannibal,” based on monster Hannibal Lecter. </li><li><b>Most Violent Broadcast Television Show: </b>The FBI Estimates there are 35 - 50 serial killers operating in the U.S.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-making-killing-serial-killer-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family dexter Serial killers tv Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:58:19 +0000 matt.philbin 43935 at http://www.mrc.org Reality Shows Trump Fiction Showing What Businessmen Are Like http://www.mrc.org/articles/reality-shows-trump-fiction-showing-what-businessmen-are <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TV writers take lazy way out to continually demonize business despite the public’s positive feelings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the entertainment industry pumping out a different crop of reality shows every season, a new phenomenon had occurred. Business, success, and making money are suddenly portrayed positively. Reality shows depict business as a positive thing because, in reality, average Americans don’t see business and money as an inherently bad thing. That’s a complete turn-around from how businessmen have been pictured in scripted TV.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reality-shows-trump-fiction-showing-what-businessmen-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business business Duck Dynasty reality tv Thu, 16 May 2013 15:19:41 +0000 dan.gainor 43597 at http://www.mrc.org CMI On TV -- 'New Normal' Season Finale: Divorce Good for Kids; Priest does Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/cmi-tv-new-normal-season-finale-divorce-good-kids-priest-does-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitting end to lefty show&#039;s first season. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/andrew-collins">Andrew Collins</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">It’s no secret that NBC’s “The New Normal” has made it a point throughout its first year on the air to bash the dysfunction of the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-normal-has-gay-old-time-mocking-christian-conservatives">traditional family unit, mock Christianity</a>, and <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-nbc-show-claims-gay-parents-are-new-normal">push a pro-gay agenda</a> so that it comes across as a perfectly acceptable, functional lifestyle.&nbsp; </p><p class="NoSpacing">The season finale is just the icing on the cake.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cmi-tv-new-normal-season-finale-divorce-good-kids-priest-does-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family divorce Gay Marriage The New Normal tv Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:36:29 +0000 matt.philbin 43163 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Days of Our Lives’ To Add Drama with Gay Bullying Storyline http://www.mrc.org/articles/days-our-lives-add-drama-gay-bullying-storyline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fall TV adding even more gay agenda to the lineup. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fall 2012 TV premieres promise to be <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-nbc-show-claims-gay-parents-are-new-normal">laden with gay themes</a>, and daytime soap “Day of Our Lives,” will jump on the same bandwagon. The Huffington Post reported openly gay character Sonny Kiriakis will be part of an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/18/days-of-our-lives-sonny-kiriakis-anti-gay-bullying-plotline_n_1799428.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices">anti-gay bullying plotline and will suffer a violent attack.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/days-our-lives-add-drama-gay-bullying-storyline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family days of our lives fall gay LGBT tv Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:42:57 +0000 dan.gainor 40970 at http://www.mrc.org Gay TV Characters More Than Triple Since 2007 http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-tv-characters-more-triple-2007 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/krista-west">Krista West</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The gay agenda is growing rapidly in prime time. With the fall line up now in full swing, homosexual characters have more than tripled since 2007. Even that's not good enough for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation GLAAD.</p> <br /> <p >Just two weeks into the fall television season and GLAAD's statistics are in. “The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on prime time U.S. television is growing, with 58 regular LGBT roles on network and cable shows this season.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gay-tv-characters-more-triple-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family bias gay GLAAD homosexual tv Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28869 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Celebrates TV's 'Open Arms' for Gay Characters http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-celebrates-tvs-open-arms-gay-characters <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p ><st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city>'s going gayer than ever, and USA Today's Maria Puente thinks it's, “normal, unremarkable, no big deal.” But it's not so unremarkable that she and her paper didn't devote nearly 2,000 words (including a <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-08-24-gayshollywood23_VA_N.htm?csp=obinsite" />sidebar</a> sympathizing with the struggle of gay actors to land straight roles), six photos and <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-08-24-gayshollywood23_CV_N.htm" />about a full page</a> to it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-celebrates-tvs-open-arms-gay-characters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family entertainment gay GayMarriage Homosexuality Television tv USAToday Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28910 at http://www.mrc.org