Radio & Television

CBSC rules 24 episode not in violation of CAB’s violence code

OTTAWA – A 2007 episode of the dramatic action program 24 – in which terrorists use a drill to torture Carlo Rota’s character – did not violate the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Violence Code, because the violence was relevant to the plot and character development, ruled the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) in a decision released today. However, the CBSC did conclude the episode should have been rated 14+, rather than just PG. The episode in question aired on Global on Feb. 12, 2007 at 8 p.m. During the episode, a terrorist group kidnaps Counter Terrorism Unit agent Morris O’Brian,...

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