Springer vows to show no violence

David Usborne@dusborne
Wednesday 26 May 1999 23:02

TELEVISION EXECUTIVES are moving to expunge some of the worst violence from their schedules as the entertainment industry continues to come under scrutiny after the spate of recent school shootings.

Among those announcing changes are the producers ofThe Jerry Springer Show and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, which have both been shown in Britain, on ITV and BBC2 respectively. CBS revealed last week that it was cancelling one of the most promising drama series in its autumn line-up, again because of concerns over violent content.

Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, revealed that he has held private meetings with industry leaders on the violence issue.

Hollywood, he said, "is eager to be an active part of any national effort to find a solution to youth violence".

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