The (Bad) Language Of TV

“Bad” language is on the increase on American broadcast networks. “It’s not hard to understand why these increases have occurred on the networks during prime time. First, there is the competition from cable. Popular programs such as ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Sex and the City’ use vulgar and explicit language that makes network shows seem prim by comparison. Then there is pressure on entertainment programs to keep up with their own network news divisions.”