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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How Much Is Too Much Skin?

Rachel Thevenard portrays Michelle, left, and Camille Cresencia-Mills portrays Daisy in a scene from MTV's controversial adolescent drama "Skins." (AP)

A new show on MTV shows a lot of skin, and that skin belongs to teenagers. The Parents Television Council calls the teen drama, “Skins,” the most dangerous show on television for kids. The New York Times reports that MTV executives fear an upcoming episode could violate child pornography laws, since most of the actors are teenagers themselves.

Our guest is Bob Thompson, founding director of Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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