The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, applauded The Good Wife for the March 20 episode about a gun "straw purchase" that resulted in a shooting death.
"As with other great social movements and public health issues — from seat belts, to drunk driving, to tobacco — there is a valuable role Hollywood and cultural influencers can play in facilitating essential conversations and giving a voice to the victims and families that suffer the most," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign. "We applaud the Good Wife for exploring this critical issue with such grace and empathy."
Gross pointed out that Good Wife star Julianna Margulies is a gun violence prevention advocate.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.