Creative Voices presents The Censorship Chronicles, a series of informative, humorous, and wide-ranging interviews with prominent creative artists about the impact of the FCC's indecency decisions, hosted by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media. The first three in the series are:
Steven Bochco, Emmy, Peabody, and Humanitas-award winning creator and producer of NYPD Blue, LA Law, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser, Hooperman, and many other television series, discusses the FCC's finding that NYPD Blue was indecent, as well as the impact of censorship on creative artists, available here.
Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television and the "Mother of Quality Children's Television," has been awarded both a Peabody Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A firm believer that government censorship does not help children, but harms them, Ms. Charren discusses the impact of the FCC's indecency decisions on children, parents, television, culture, and democracy, here.
Vin Di Bona, Emmy and Peabody-award winning creator and producer of America's Funniest Videos on ABC, discusses the FCC's handling of a complaint against that show, as well as the impact of the FCC's indecency decisions on independent creative artists, television, culture, and democracy, here.
These interviews were conducted in 2006. With our podcasting page shuttered due to cost constraints, we brought them over here to our blog.