The days are long gone when television ads had to meet certain standards of decency before they could be approved for airing. Oh, sure, there are still a number of do’s and don’ts that advertisers have to follow. But many of those are more for politically correct reasons, rather than for the sake of preserving the innocence of viewers. Modern technology has made it possible to steer clear of objectionable commercial content in a variety of ways, including changing the channel, muting the TV, taping shows and fast forwarding through the ads, and so on. Is this even a concern in your home? If so, do you have any practices in place that help to ensure that your hearts and minds – and, especially, those of your young loved ones – are protected from the frequent moments when they could be violated in some way? Jerry and Debbie have Friday off, as EWTN will have day-long coverage of the March for Life from Washington, D.C. So, share your take on this topic on Monday.
January 21, 2019 at 12:50 am
Your lead-in just about covers the whole range of the subject. I use all of the techniques to avoid commercials.
But, on the other hand, I have a relative who LOVES commercials. One will come on and she will say “this is a really good commercial.” It takes all types of people, I guess.
I gravitate towards stations that don’t have commercials to begin with.
January 21, 2019 at 11:28 am
Thanks for your input, Richard. Always nice to hear from you. Please continue to pray for us, as we promise to do for you and all of our listeners.
January 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm
Hi Jerry and Debbie: Thank you for your show. A couple of years ago we invited our priest to a gathering to watch the Superbowl. I was very moved to see him physically turn his face away from the screen when a suggestive ad came on. It set a great example for us to turn away from evil.
January 21, 2019 at 12:52 pm
Wow, that says a lot, Sherry. Thanks for letting us know!