Why Do Americans Tune Into TV Violence?

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Recently, critics targeted Fox TV's hit show, 24, for its portrayals of violence and torture. Some of the most popular shows on television emphasize blood and guts, and millions tune in to watch.


Ken Tucker, editor-at-large for Entertainment Weekly

A.S. Hamrah, brand analyst and writer



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