'The Simpsons' Removed by Venezuelan TV


A Venezuelan TV channel has yanked an 11:00am showing of "The Simpsons" off the air because it may be inappropriate for children. After receiving numerous complaints from viewers, the program was pulled Friday. Taking its place: "Baywatch Hawaii."

The TV station reportedly pulled the program after worrying that the series at that hour could violate national regulations prohibiting "messages that go against the whole education of boys, girls and adolescents." Put in place by Hugo Chavez.

"We are hoping it will continue to have a good rating, because 'The Simpsons' worked very well - so much so that it had the highest levels of viewership for that morning timetable in the history of the channel," G.M. German Perez Nahin commented.

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