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The Gentle Touch of Censorship

Source: The National – By Ben Flanagan The censorship of films and TV series is now so sophisticated it is not noticeable, says Karim Daoud, the chief executive of Intigral in Dubai. The digital media company, which provides digital TV

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Feb 28, 1983: Final Episode of M*A*S*H Airs

On this day in 1983, the celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H bows out after 11 seasons, airing a special two-and-a-half hour episode watched by 77 percent of the television viewing audience. It was the largest percentage ever to watch a single TV

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Feb 9, 1964: America Meets The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

At approximately 8:12 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday, February 9, 1964, The Ed Sullivan Show returned from a commercial (for Anacin pain reliever), and there was Ed Sullivan standing before a restless crowd. He tried to begin his next introduction, but

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Banned Super Bowl Commercials: Some of The Best! (Video)

Every year we see a barrage of commercials that are produced for the Super Bowl, and many of them are too controversial for television. The network censors ban certain content, which can be good for advertisers just the same since

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Ryan Gosling Frustrated by Censorship

Source: Bloginity.com Ryan Gosling was “frustrated” when film censors tried to ban his ‘Blue Valentine’ sex scene. The 30-year-old actor – whose latest movie had its NC-17 rating in America reduced to R following an appeal – worries that people

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Censoring ‘The Kennedys’ Shows Media Double Standard

Source: The Bellingham Herald – By Glenn Garvin With heroic disdain for cheap reality shows and tawdry sexcoms, a big television network schedules a dramatic miniseries that takes a critical look at a popular  presidency. Rapacious corporate interests intervene, pressuring

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TV Censorship Then And Now

Source: Macleans.ca The only interesting moment of Harry’s Law, otherwise an indication that David E. Kelley has stretched his formula to the breaking point (and I say this as one who liked Boston Legal almost without irony, because of its

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History Channel Pulls Kennedy Series: Censorship?

Source: The Atlantic Wire – By Eli Rosenberg The History Channel has decided not to air the mini-series The Kennedys, following pressure from the Kennedy family. Many are now accusing the network of censorship. After red flags were raised about

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The FCC: Censors, Regulators and Snoopers

Source: TheHill.com – By Doug Holtz-Eakin These are busy times for the Federal Communications Commission. President Obama’s law school classmate, Julius Genachowski, managed to regulate the Internet, defying Congress and a unanimous holding from the D.C. Circuit.  The FCC also lost

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Von Teese Cleavage Joins Perry’s on US Blacklist

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