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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The show kicks off with Kerby talking with  Melissa Henson, Director of Grassroots Education and Advocacy at Parents Television Council, about the dark, violent content marketed to children during the Super Bowl live broadcast. Kerby does an open line in the second hour and takes calls regarding stories in the news. Call us in-studio at 800-351-1212.

Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
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Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…

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Melissa Henson
Director of Grassroots Education and Advocacy - Parents Television Council
As Director of Grassroots Education and Advocacy for the Parents Television Council (PTC), Melissa Henson directs a national network of PTC volunteers and trains local grassroots chapter leaders across the country. Ms. Henson also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment.
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.

She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television. Some of those reports include: The Ratings Sham I & II, Dying to Entertain, Faith in a Box, The Sour Family Hour, The Blue Tube, and TV Bloodbath. She began her career with the PTC in 1997 as an entertainment analyst, documenting instances of inappropriate content on television.

Ms. Henson has appeared on a variety of television shows including Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story, CNN Headline News’ ShowBiz Tonight, CNBC’s On the Money, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, and CBN’s Newswatch. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the country and has been quoted extensively in news sources such as Entertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg.

Ms. Henson is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Government. She resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband and their son.
Dark, Violent Content Marketed to Children During Super Bowl
The Parents Television Council expressed concern over the volume of adult-rated promotional content that aired during last night’s Super Bowl LI broadcast on Fox.

“Super Bowl LI was a championship for the ages, thankfully due to the football game and the halftime show, and not from wardrobe malfunctions, f-bombs or middle-fingers aimed at viewers. While we’re grateful for that good news, the bad news is that there was a troubling volume of movie trailers and TV promos marketing explicit programming. Fox mixed dark and violent ads into what was otherwise an exciting Super Bowl football game and halftime show that millions of children and families were watching,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
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