Junk TV and the Church


It's not often that junk television influences world politics, but it happened this month in the case of the British program, "Celebrity Big Brother." During the course of the show one of the participants, Indian film star Shilpa Shetty, was repeatedly insulted by other members of the program. Instead of the episode just remaining another example of trashy television, Shetty's tormentors were accused of blatant racism. Concerns over television and its contents are not new and the Church has long warned about the media - Fr John Flynn

Junk TV and the Church