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Rise in primetime TV nudity worries advocacy group

PHOENIX -- The Parents Television Council said it has found a "shocking" spike in nudity during primetime television.

The number of TV scenes containing nudity is up 400 percent from last year and it's being shown earlier. That figure includes scenes with pixilated or blurred nudity. But child-behavior expert Deanne Davies said she has bigger worries.

"I am more concerned with the amount of 'f-bombs' than I am nudity on television," she said.

The Parents Television Council found that audiences are hearing 2,400 percent more muted f-bombs than we did in 2005.

Davies said parents should be aware of what their children are watching and decide what they are allowed to watch based on their own values.

While Davies may not be as concerned about nudity, she is worried about kids and the amount of porn available.

"Whenever we cross the line into pornography, however the family defines that, it is an area of concern," she said.

The Federal Communications Commission has a backlog of more than 1.5 million indecency complaints.

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Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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