NBC was originally founded by RCA in 1926 as a radio network and branched out into television in 1941. NBC's radio division originally consisted of two networks, the NBC Red Network and the NBC Blue Network, with the latter divested by NBC in 1942 to become simply the Blue Network, which then became ABC on June 15, 1945.
NBC and inappropriate content
On August 6, 2008 LifeSiteNews reported:
|“|| The Parents Television Council released a new study, Happily Never After: How Hollywood Favors Adultery and Promiscuity Over Marital Intimacy on Prime Time Broadcast Television, which revealed that broadcast networks depict sex in the context of marriage as either non-existent or burdensome, while showing positive depictions of extra-marital or adulterous sexual relationships with alarming frequency....
According to the PTC study, some of the once-taboo-for-TV sexual behaviors that are now found on prime time television include threesomes, partner swapping, pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, and sex with prostitutes...
In 46 hours of programming, NBC contained only one reference to marital sex, but 11 references to non-marital sex and one reference to adultery were made.
References to incest, pedophilia, partner swapping, prostitution, threesomes, transsexuals/transvestites, bestiality, and necrophilia combined outnumbered references to sex in marriage on NBC by a ratio of 27 to 1.