Video Games, Violence and the Psychology of Play

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California's law against violence in video games was thrown out this week by the US Supreme Court as a violation of the First Amendment. That's good news for California companies that have 41 percent of a $20 billion industry. Is it bad news for parents who worry, not just about what their kids are exposed to but what they're participating in? Does anybody really know the impact of virtual violence? Also, federal agencies are ordered to protect 40 endangered species in California national forests. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, American infrastructure and Chinese competitiveness.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton