Bill Would Shield Kids From Violent Movies On Planes

Two North Carolina congressmen are offering a bill to require airlines to shield children from violent movies shown on planes.

Democrat Heath Shuler and Republican Walter Jones call the bill they unveiled yesterday the Family Friendly Flights Act.

They say parents have complained about sex and violence in in-flight movies.

The bill calls for the creation of sections on commercial flights where there would not be any publicly viewable movie screens. It would allow airlines to show the movies they choose on big screens in other sections, or on individual seatback screens.

Shuler says parents can't tell young children not to look at the big screen in the cabin.

David Castelveter with the Air Transport Association says it's up to airlines to determine which movies to show.