10:28 am
Wed January 18, 2006

Parents urged to monitor TV time

Kansas City, MO – Indecency on television has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. The Federal Communications has held hearings, and various proposals have been kicked around Congress to change how the cable industry does business. On Tuesday, Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore and other area legislators urged parents to use controls to restrict what programs their kids can watch. Moore said it's a parent's responsibility to supervise what's on T-V.

Time Warner, which hosted the event where Moore spoke, offers special parental controls on digital cable, allowing parents to block specific channels and programs. V-Chips, standard in TVs since the beginning of the decade already allow parents to restrict TV by rating.