National Viewers and Listeners Association

National Viewers and Listeners Association
   Formed by Mary Whitehouse in 1964 as the ‘Cleanup TV Campaign’ to combat increasing television liberalization, the National Viewers and Listeners Association (NVLA) is the foremost watchdog on ‘standards’ in British television. It opposes sex, violence and irreligiousity on television, theatre, video and film, and conducted prosecutions against Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Scorsese’s Last Temptation of Christ. The NVLA firmly believe that the media cause crime and violence, and has formed links with Christian MPs who lobby for changes to laws on video and television output. Often accused of Puritanism, the NVLA claims to represent the decency of ordinary people, counteracting the trendy left-wing intelli-gentsia and their liberalizing 1960s ideas.
   See also: censorship
   Further reading
    Matthews, T.D. (1994) Censored, London: Chatto & Windus.

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