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WHEN TELEVISION HAD A CODE OF ETHICS?

The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters, also known as the Television
Code, was a set of ethical standards adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for television. The code was established on December 6,
1951. Compliance with the code was indicated by the "Seal of Good Practice",
displayed during closing credits on most US television programs, and on some
TV station sign-on and sign-offs from 1952 through the early 1980s.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family life,
irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness addiction, also the
presentation of cruelty, detailed techniques of crime, the use of and for its
own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement officials, among
others.

The code regulated how performers should dress and move to be within the
"bounds of decency". Further, news reporting was to be "factual, fair and
without bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined as
such". Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasting
and were discouraged from charging religious bodies for access. Most
importantly, it limited the commercial minutes per hour.

In the wake of a settlement with the Justice Department, the television code
was suspended in 1983. 

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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

SEAL-Good-Practice
In the wake of a settlement with the Justice Department, the code was 
suspended in 1983.


The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters was a set of ethical
standards adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
for television. The code was established on December 6, 1951 and
Compliance with the code was indicated by the "Seal of Good Practice",
displayed during closing credits on most television programs, and on
some TV station sign-on and sign-offs from 1952 through the early
1980s.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family
life, irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness and addiction,
presentation of cruelty, detailed techniques of crime, the use of horror for
its own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement officials,
among others.

The code regulated how performers should dress and move to be within
the "bounds of decency". Further, news reporting was to be "factual, fair
and without bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined
as such". Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasts
and were discouraged from charging religious bodies for access. The most
important thing, the  NAB code limited the commercial minutes per hour.

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BACK WHEN TV HAD ETHICAL STANDARDS

seal of good practice

The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters was a set of ethics
adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for television,
established on December 6, 1951. Compliance with the code was indicated
by the "Seal of Good Practice" (above). It was displayed during closing
credits
on most television programs from 1952 to it’s suspension in 1983.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family
life, irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness and addiction,
presentation of cruelty, along with detailed techniques of crime, the use of
horror for its own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement officials,
among others. The code regulated how performers should dress and move to
be within the "bounds of decency". Further, news reporting was to be "factual,
fair and without bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined
as such".

Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasting and were 
discouraged from charging religious bodies for access. Most importantly, it also
limited the commercial minutes per hour.

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