Published October 14, 2002
Premiered Thursday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the FOX network.
Hosted by Bill O'Reilly
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Our second special The Corruption of the American Child: An O'Reilly Factor Special was created especially for the FOX network and hosted by FOX News anchor Bill O’Reilly,
The Corruption of the American Child is a thought-provoking hour-long special that examines the effects of the entertainment industry on today's kids. The show provides examples of content from television, the Internet, recorded music and other entertainment outlets that are influencing today’s children. Some may be shocked to see and hear what today's youth are exposed to on a daily basis — salacious dress, obscene lyrics, violent bullying and sexual promiscuity.
Both sides of the issue are explored in this compelling one-hour special as O'Reilly talks to key figures in the entertainment industry. Interviewees include: Russell Simmons, Chairman, DEF Jam Records, Jack Valenti, President, Motion Picture Association of America, Damon Dash, rap music producer, CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records, rap music group Insane Clown Posse, Linda McMahon, Co-CEO, World Wrestling Federation, shock rocker Marilyn Manson and "shock jocks" Opie and Anthony. In his trademark style, O'Reilly asks all those interviewed the tough questions about America’s responsibility to her children and parental responsibilities.
Bill O'Reilly, was recently dubbed "the new king of cable news" by TV Guide, and is the anchor of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, which debuted six years ago when the network was launched. O'Reilly is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author. His most recent book, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous was also on The New York Times bestseller list for several months. A paperback edition of his book, The O'Reilly Factor is now available.