Should Government Regulate Cable/ Satellite Programs?
Due to the increasingly popular provocative television programs shown on satellite and cable, lawmakers are proposing more government regulation. Personally, I don’t feel that it’s the cable/satellite company’s responsibility to ensure what your family watches is suitable in accordance with your standards. To me the notions seem similar to the tobacco and alcohol industry. You have the choice to smoke and drink, don’t you have the choice of what you want to watch, or what you want your family to watch. I believe that the government already has to much control over communications in this country. The idea of providing 'al la carte' programming packages would be a reasonable solution which leaves the control in the hands of the company. Let's face it, the most provocative shows such as Nip/Tuck and Rome are hits among audiences and that’s avant-garde at its best.