Research Shows Tv Programs Dont Show Traditional Marriage In A Positive Light

01.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

  New research from the Parents Television Council shows network T.V. increasingly portrays non-married sexual relationships in a positive light, while doing the exact opposite for married couples. The PTC's Melissa Henson says Hollywood is out of touch with where most. She says "there is no doubt in my mind that there is at least a segment of people who work in the entertainment industry who are personally disdainful of the institution of marriage, family,  monogamy, faithfulness, all these traditional values. And I think that clearly comes through in their storywriting." Henson says T.V. shows routinely favor adultery and promiscuity over marital intimacy in their prime-time programming.