Nader urges FTC to look at violence ads

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The Ralph Nader group Commercial Alert on June 22 urged Federal Trade Commission Chairman Bob Pitofsky to subpoena entertainment industry records for its inquiry into advertising for violent entertainment products and to compile statistics on violent TV shows. Those data would indicate which shows are most violent and which companies advertise on the shows. Commercial Alert also asked the FTC to determine if advertisers have encouraged violent TV programming by steering their support to shows with substantial violent content.

Copyright June 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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