Violent Media and Mass Shootings

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As the country grapples for answers in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, some are pointing to violence in the media as a potential culprit. Do violent movies, TV shows and video games promote aggressive behavior in youth? We look at the latest research.

Guests:

Christopher Ferguson, associate professor of behavioral, applied sciences and criminal justice at Texas A&M International University

Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based non-profit seeking to improve media and entertainment on behalf of kids and families

Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University

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