It’s always heartwarming to watch show-business executives, professional child advocates, Congressmen and even the President fret over the television habits of America’s youth. But after listening to the great and heated debate over the TV ratings that Jack Valenti will hand down with fanfare worthy of Moses and the Ten Commandments, it’s clear that the nation’s parents need more protection from fatuous reformers than their kids do from Baywatch.
The gist of the debate is as simplistic as it is beside the point. Mr. Valenti, the Hollywood lobbyist masterminding the...
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