Catholic Connection – December 16, 2013 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Violence, Graphic Violence, and Gun Violence in the Media

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Meg Meeker

      Pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, Dr. Meg Meeker has spent over 25 years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine while also helping parents and children to communicate more deeply about difficult topics. Dr. Meg is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University.

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Violence, Graphic Violence, and Gun Violence in the Media

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Media Violence Study - December 2013

  • Description: New research from the Parents Television Council found that the volume and degree of violent content shown on broadcast and cable television are virtually indistinguishable; and that broadcast TV shows in the study consistently underrated graphically-violent content as appropriate for 14-year-old children, even though similar content on the cable networks was rated for mature audiences only.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Melissa Henson
      Director of Communications and Public Education, Parents TV Council

      As Director of Communications and Public Education for the Parents Television Council (PTC), Melissa Henson communicates the mission and message of the PTC to the American public and develops groundbreaking reports on entertainment trends and other PTC publications. Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large.

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Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Romans 12:12 -- "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President, Catholic Scripture Study International
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