On BNN, voice or too much vice? - The Boston Globe
What he saw on TV prompted Allston/Brighton City Councilor Jerry McDermott to start a campaign to monitor the station's programming because, he said, it may compound the problem of youth violence in Boston. On Tuesday, the City Council's Committee on Youth Violent Crime Prevention held a public hearing at City Hall, where McDermott and other city councilors listened to testimony from producers at BNN, students, members from women's rights groups, and the Boston Police Department.
At the hearing, McDermott said it's not his intention to criticize BNN's hip-hop shows, but rather a chance for the community to discuss how a local-access station could be used to promote positive values.