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FEATURED TV/RADIO SPOTS ARCHIVE


Sex on TV Study

Melissa Henson discusses PTC's new study Happily Never After on MSNBC. Click here to Watch!


Family Hour Study

Melissa Henson discusses the Family Hour Study on CBN News. To view: Click Here.

 

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses family-friendly entertainment options on Fox's Your World with Neil Cavuto. Click here to Watch!

 

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa (Caldwell) Henson was featured in a segment discussing the lack of family-friendly TV programming during the 8 pm “Family Hour” on CNN Headline News ShowBiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!


Advertisements

Dan Isett discusses discusses the controversial Gossip Girl ads on ABC News. Click here to Watch!

 

Melissa Henson discusses discusses the controversial Gossip Girl ad on CNN. Click here to Watch!

 

Melissa Henson discusses a new controversial Clearasil commercial on CNN Headline News. To view: Click Here.

 

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the New York Times story which claimed Fox and CBS both declined to air a condom ad. Click here to Watch!


PTC's TV Violence Study

PTC's President Tim Winter discusses the TV violence study: Dying to Entertain on CBN News. Click here to Watch!


PTC's Religion Study

PTC president, Brent Bozell discusses the findings of the PTC's Religion Study on FNC's Fox and Friends. Click Here to Watch!


PTC's Best and Worst TV Shows List

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the Top 20 Best/Worst TV Shows for Children on FNC's Fox News Live. Click Here to Watch!

Senior Director of Programs, Melissa Henson, discusses the ABC show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Click here to Watch!


TV Cable Indecency

Dan Isett discusses Cable Choice on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Click here to Watch!

PTC President, Tim Winter discusses a la carte cable on CNBC's Power Lunch. Click here to Watch!

Tim Winter discusses the cable choice and antitrust lawsuit on CNBC's On the Money. Click here to Watch!

PTC President, Tim Winter, discusses Cable Choice on CNN's Situation Room. Click here to Watch!

PTC Founder, Brent Bozell, discusses The FCC's new a la carte cable choice report on ABC's World News Tonight. Click here to Watch! 

Tim Winter on NPR's Fresh Air. Click here to Listen!

Tim Winter on CNN Click here to Watch!


TV Indecency

Dan Isett discusses the recent court decision on the Janet Jackson case. Click here to listen!

 

Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, Dan Isett, discusses the court rulings on the Billboard Music Awards on CBN News. Click here to Watch!

 

PTC President, Tim Winter discusses the Release of the FCC Violence Report on ABC World News Tonight. Click here to Watch!

 

PTC President, Tim Winter discusses the Release of the FCC Violence Report on Fox News. Click here to Watch!

 

Dan Isett discusses the FCC's forthcoming violence report on WJLA-TV (ABC) Washington DC. To watch this segment go to: http://dynamic.wjla.com/watch?s=wjla&i=397919

 

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the new broadcast decency law on FNC's Fox News Live Weekend. Click Here to Watch!

Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, Dan Isett, discusses the FCC indecency rulings on MSNBC's Scarborough Country Click here to Watch! 

Research Director Melissa Henson discusses Sex on TV on CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!

Research Director Melissa Henson discusses how marijuana is portrayed on TV and what responsibility networks have when showing drug use on CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch! 

Research Director Melissa Henson discusses the Live 8 Broadcast Indecency Complaint on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Click here to Watch!

Research and Publications Director Melissa Henson discusses how too much TV may turn kids into bullies on FNC's Weekend Live. Click here to Watch!

Research and Publications Director Melissa Henson on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Click here to Watch!

PTC President and Founder Brent Bozell discusses children and foul language on TV on NBC's The Today Show Click here to Watch!

Research and Publications Director Melissa Henson on ABC world News Tonight discussing NYPD Blue Click here to Watch!

PTC President Brent Bozell discusses The Super Bowl on CBS Sunday Morning Click here to Watch!

Brent Bozell on CSPAN

Brent Bozell on CNN's Lou Dobbs

Brent Bozell on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto"


PTC's Children's TV Study

President and Founder, Brent Bozell, discusses the Children's TV Study on Telemundo. Click here to Watch!

Senior Director of Programs, Melissa Henson, discusses the Children's TV Study on FNC's Fox and Friends. Click here to Watch!

Senior Director of Programs, Melissa Henson, discusses the Children's TV Study on CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!

President and Founder, Brent Bozell, reads his statement at the press conference for the PTC's Children's TV Study. Click here to Watch! 

President and Founder, Brent Bozell, discusses children and the media on Nicelodeon's Nick News. Click here to Watch!


Video Games

PTC's Executive Director Tim Winter discusses violent video game regulation on CNBC's Power Lunch. Click here to Watch!

Research and Publications Director Melissa Henson discusses sex and violence in video games on CNN's Showbiz Tonight: Click here to Watch!

PTC's Executive Director Tim Winter discusses violent video game regulation on CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!


PTC's Father's Day Study

PTC's Director of Research Melissa Henson on Your World with Neil Cavuto. Click here to Watch!


Carl's Jr. Ad featuring Paris Hilton

Brent Bozell on ABC's Good Morning America Click here to Watch! CNN's American Morning Click here to Watch! NBC's The Today Show Click here to Watch!

PTC's Executive Director Tim Winter on Inside Edition Click here to Watch! Celebrity Justice Click here to Watch!

PTC's Director of Research Melissa Henson on The O'Reilly Factor Click here to Watch! The Early Show Click here to Watch!


PTC's TV Ratings Study

PTC President and Founder Brent Bozell discusses PTC's TV ratings study on FNC's Fox and Friends. Click here to Watch!


PTC's MTV Study

Brent Bozell on Good Morning America Watch the Clip MTV Study

Brent Bozell on CNN's Paula Zahn Now? Watch the Clip MTV Study


Other Topics

PTC President, Tim Winter discusses Britney Spears new song If You Seek Amy. Click here to Watch!

 

Pat Boone is Presented the PTC Integrity in Entertainment AwardTM on TBN's Behind the Scenes. Click here to Watch!

 

Melissa Henson discusses Fox's new show Moment of Truth on CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!

 

Melissa Henson discusses CBS’ new show Kid Nation on CNBC's On the Money. Click here to Watch!

 

PTC President, Tim Winter discusses the news that Disney has banned smoking in movies on MSNBC. Click here to Watch!

 

PTC President, Tim Winter was part of a taped segment devoted to George Carlin’s 7 Dirty Words on CNN's Paula Zahn Now. Click here to Watch!

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the VA Tech Shooting and Hollywood's Influence on Showbiz Tonight. Click here to Watch!

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the The Nativity Story and why it's a good film for families on CNN's Sunday Night. Click Here to Watch!

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the The Nativity Story and why it's a good film for families on CNN's Prime News Tonight. Click Here to Watch!

Senior Director of Projects, Melissa Henson discusses the World Trade Center movie on CNN's American Morning. Click Here to Watch!

Nashville chapter director, Kelli Turner, discusses the PTC on WKRN-TV (ABC) in Nashville, TN. Click Here to Watch!

PTC's President and Founder Brent Bozell discusses Family-friendly Movies on FNC's Your World with Neil Cavuto. Click here to Watch!

Senior Director of Programs, Melissa Henson, discusses the ABC show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Click here to Watch!


FEATURED ARTICLES ARCHIVE


2008

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10.27.08 - CBS increasingly airing indecency - Baptist Press

08.06.08 - Network TV likes sex, but not in marriage - Associated Press

08.06.08 - Sex on TV? Who knew? - Miami Herald

08.06.08 - Marital sex gone from TV - Washington Times

05.27.08 - Sheltered from bad TV, poor influences - Washington Times

05.04.08 - Channel Changer - Washington Post

04.28.08 - Grand Theft Ready to Roll  - San Francisco Chronicle

04.24.08 - Hooray for Censorship - The American Spectator

03.10.08 - Bring the Family: A resurgence in family programming for all ages - Broadcasting & Cable

03.02.08 - Supreme Court may rethink broadcast indecency - LA Times

01.28.08 - 52 Stations Hit with $27,500 Indecency Fines - TVNewsday

01.26.08 - FCC Seeks $1.43 Million Fine Over 'NYPD Blue' Episode - Wall Street Journal

01.17.08 - Keaton's use of obscenity adds fodder to TV debate - LA Times

01.03.08 - Now Playing: Family Entertainment Central - Townhall.com

01.02.08 - Parents group praises sponsors - Washington Times

 

2007

10.06.07 - Selling our souls on TV Commentary by Pat Boone - World Net Daily

09.01.07 - Young Fliers See the Film, Be It PG or R - New York Times

08.16.07 - Checking in with Dan Isett of the Parents Television Council - LLFCC Interview

05.07.07 - When TV ads attack - Detroit News

04.24.07 - FCC Seeks To Rein In Violent TV Shows - Washington Post

03.22.07 - 'Parents Television Council President Alleges Inaccurate V-Chip Ratings - Advertising Age

02.13.07 - '24' gets a lesson in torture from the experts - LA Times

02.11.07 - Group: TV torture influencing real life - USA Today

01.30.07 - Business as usual? Or have 'Idol' judges gone too snarky? - The News & Observer

01.29.07 - Web Extra: The State of the Media - Broadcasting & Cable

01.22.07 - Violence: The New Indecency? - Broadcasting & Cable

01.22.07 - Washington may take up TV violence - LA Times

01.15.07 - TV violence is surging, group says - LA Times

01.11.07 - TV violence found to be more frequent, graphic - Washington Times

01.10.07 - PTC Fingers NBC as Bloodiest Network - TV Newsday

01.12.07 - TV Violence More Common, Explicit - The Ledger

01.01.07 - PTC: Hallmark Has Integrity - Multichannel News

01.10.07 - Sopranos Lite - The Providence Journal

2006

12.01.06 - Could Tony on A&E bring restrictions to cable? - USA Today

11.13.06 - No Turning Back - Multichannel News

11.02.06 - Reality TV OK for Kids - Newsday

11.01.06 - Watchdog Group: Reality Shows Best for Children - Fox News

10.24.06 - PTC Praises NBC Edit - Broadcasting & Cable

10.23.06 - NBC opts to cut crucifixion scene from Madonna concert - BP News

10.21.06 - News Corporation Shareholders Back Murdoch's Takeover Defense - New York Times

09.21.06 - NBC accused of double standard for Madonna crucifixion & ‘VeggieTales' - BP News

09.21.06 - PTC to FCC: Stay the Course - Broadcasting & Cable

08.14.06 - Talking with a blue streak - The Boston Globe

07.28.06 - CBS Takes Jackson Fine to Court - Broadcasting & Cable

07.09.06 - No use fretting over rampant pottymouths - Daytona Beach News Journal

06.25.06 - Web site enables comparison shopping for title insurance - St. Paul Pioneer Press

06.20.06 - Giving parents a break TiVo helps out - Townhall.com

06.15.06 - Bush signs law boosting indecency fines - ABC News

06.12.06 - Indecency Debate Broadens - TV Week

06.07.06 - House Approves Legislation to Raise Cap on Indecency Fines - TV Week

06.06.06 - House moves to boost fines for broadcast indecency - Free New Mexican

05.25.06 - House backs rules on violent games - The Oklahoman

05.20.06 - Congress Agrees to Raise Broadcast-Indecency Fines - Washington Post

05.03.06 - Senate leader seeks to boost TV decency fines - Washington Post

05.01.06 - Tuning in to families' needs - Denver Post

04.30.06 - Cable TV customers losing options - The Morning Call

04.29.06 - God bless the PTA and PTC! - World Net Daily

04.25.06 - The Curse of the Cursing Children - New York Sun

04.23.06 - Choosing from the cable menu - Houston Chronicle

04.22.06 - Demand isn't 'huge' for Comcast family tier - The Tennessean

04.20.06 - Cable TV should give consumers a choice - Gainesville Times

04.18.06 - TV Networks Taking FCC to Court on Indecency Rulings - Agape Press

04.17.06 - TV Networks Sue to Challenge F.C.C.'s Indecency Penalties - New York Times

04.17.06 - Valenti Hits TV Censors' Pause Button - Television Week

04.15.06 - 4 TV Networks Challenge FCC on Indecency - Los Angeles Times

04.14.06 - Vulgar USA - Townhall.com

04.14.06 - Cable TV s extortion must end - The Marietta Daily Journal

04.2.06 - That's indecent! (or is it?); For TV and radio, FCC must decide how far is too far - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

03.24.06 - FCC crackdown leads to 'chilling' censorship of new WB show - Louisville Courier-Journal

03.22.06 - Channels hope G-rated shows appease FCC - Houston Chronicle

03.16.06 - FCC slaps CBS with $3.5 million record fine' - Baltimore Sun

03.13.06 - No laughing matter / Children's cartoons warrant parent watchfulness' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

03.06.06 - PTC Council's Study Finds Children's TV Content Disturbingly 'Mature' - Agape Press

03.03.06 - Violent TV Programming for Children - The Osgood File

03.03.06 - Study: Children's TV Studded With Dark Acts - Associated Press

03.03.06 - Children's Television Study Should Concern Parents - Family News in Focus

02.19.06 - What happened to television's 'family hour'? - The Tennessean

02.09.06 - Study: A la carte cable would be cheaper - USA Today

02.09.06 - FCC Report Supports A La Carte - Broadcasting & Cable

02.07.06 - Why not 'CSI: Kink'? - USA Today

01.27.06 - Some up in arms over game - The Post and Currier Charleston.net

01.26.06 - PTC Pans Family Guy - Broadcasting & Cable

01.21.06 - FCC chief: Family TV packages mostly kid stuff - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

01.18.06 - Group faults TV filtering systems - Kansas City Star

01.16.06 - TV United to Skirt Legislation - TV Week

01.11.06 - How we unwittingly are raising trained killers - Vero Beach Press

 

2005

12.29.05 - TV watchdogs unhappy that FCC had no bite in 2005 - Houston Chronicle

12.23.05 - Comcast offers G-rated 'family-tier' package - Philadelphia Inquirer

12.23.05 - Comcast to offer family cable TV package in 2006 - Mobile Register

12.21.05 - Give Choice a Chance - Forbes.com

12.21.05 - A Family-Friendly Option That Gives Consumers Few Choices - Wall Street Journal

12.20.05 - Settle In With Popcorn Kids - USA Today

12.17.05 - Critics: Cable TV family tier too limited - The News & Observer

12.13.05 - Cable Relents on Channels for the Family - New York Times

12.12.05 - MSOs May Add Family Tier - Television Week

12.02.05- Pick-and-pay cable gains attention in indecency debate - The Associated Press

11.20.05 - Body Count on the Rise on Prime-Time TV - The Associated Press

11.15.05 - Speak up against ads that underwrite filthy TV - Tallahassee Democrat

10.20.05 - Parents group goes on Fox hunt - Chicago Tribune

10.19.05 - PTC Punks "Family Guy" - E! Online

10.19.05 - TV watchdog group scorns "CSI," "Housewives" - Reuters

10.19.05 - When it really is a boob tube - NY Daily News

10.19.05 - Parents Group Warns Against 4 Fox Shows - The Associated Press

10.09.05 - '7th Heaven' Longest-Running Family Drama - The Associated Press

09.28.05 - Congress talks about indecency, but no new law - Broadcasting & Cable

09.21.05 - Nets' Family Counseling - Variety

Sept. 2005 - The Parents Television is Saving the Children One Bleep at a Time - Los Angeles Magazine

08.25.05 - Congress talks about indecency, but no new law - The Associated Press

08.21.05 - Networks rebelling against Mom, Dad: Parents group has lobbied for wholesome TV; now, networks strike back - The Dallas Morning News

07.25.05 - Gov. Blagojevich signs law making Illinois the only state in the nation to protect children from violent and sexually explicit video games - US Fed News

07.21.05 - Grand Theft Auto' Gets Adult Rating for Racy Content - The Associated Press

07.14.05 - PTC Says ABC Missed F-Word - Broadcasting & Cable

07.27.05 - Ratings system runs adrift - USA Today

07.25.05 - Gov. Blagojevich signs law making Illinois the only state in the nation to protect children from violent and sexually explicit video games - US Fed News

07.21.05 - Grand Theft Auto' Gets Adult Rating for Racy Content - The Associated Press

07.14.05 - PTC Says ABC Missed F-Word - Broadcasting & Cable

07.14.05 - Group wants license - The Elkhart Truth

07.12 .05- Younger viewers tune in to 'toons aimed at adults - USA Today

06.28.05 - Hardee's crosses the line with ad - The Roanoke Times

06.26.05 - Grandfather leads local protest over too much sex and violence on the tube - The Huntsville Times

06.24.05 - Paris Hilton spot won't air locally; Hardee's largest franchisee in N.C. decides not to run controversial ad - The News & Observer

06.24.05 - Brent Bozell: confessions of a television smut-buster - The Miami Herald

06.19.05 - Meet today's fully engaged, thoroughly enlightened DAD; He's off the couch, and in your life - Press & Sun-Bulletin

06.15.05 - Spicy Paris Hilton ad tapped to sell more spicy burgers - The Associated Press

06.14.05 - Rise of the parallel regulator The Indecency Debate - Financial Times (London, England)

06.13.05 - TV Dads More Involved - Broadcasting & Cable

06.03.05 - Parents Television Council outraged over raunchy Hardee's ad - The State Journal-Register

05.30.05 - Broadcast Violence Gets New Scrutiny - The LA Times

05.24.05 - Critics are saying 'That's Too Hot' of sexy Carl's Jr. ad - The LA Times

05.02.05 - Cable TV Could Get Its Mouth Washed Out - Business Week

04.27.05 - Cable Industry Maneuvers Against Decency Standard - Ad Age

04.27.05 - Cable TV tells parents to ‘Take Control' - USA Today

04.21.05 - Broadcasters Narrow In on Indecency - The Wall Street Journal

04.17.05 - Parents Group Rails Against TV Network Ratings - Reuters

04.17.05 - 10 reasons to wean kids from television - Indianapolis Star

04.15.05 - It's 'Sesame Street' vs. MTV - Clovis Independent

04.11.05 - Watchdogs keep screen clean - The News-Press

04.05.05 - Indecency Proposal Getting Static From Cable - The LA Times

04.05.05 - Violent games targeted - Monroe News

03.28.05 - Under New Chief, F.C.C. Considers Widening Its Reach - The NY Times

03.21.05 - New FCC Chair Kevin Martin Talks Tough - Media Week

03.20.05 - The Decency Police - Time Magazine Cover Story

03.20.05 - G-rated cable menu? That's hip - Palm Beach Post

03.18.05 - From Hershey, woman takes aim at 'disgusting' TV - Lebanon Daily News

03.18.05 - Ross favors limits on some ads on TV - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

03.17.05 - Bush Picks Vocal Indecency Opponent Kevin J. Martin to Head Commission - The Washington Post

03.17.05 - Bush Taps Martin As FCC Chairman, Succeeding Powell - The Wall Street Journal

03.17.05 - A Deal Maker Named by Bush to Lead F.C.C. - The NY Times

03.14.05 - FCC Denies Indecency Complaint Over ABC Football Show - Bloomberg

03.14.05 - Living Well: Sports figures' talk goes out of bounds for kids - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

03.01.05 - Dirty Dancing: As pimp culture goes mainstream, are we getting paid or played? - Essence Magazine

02.28.05 - Hurray For Hollyweird - Investor's Business Daily

02.28.05 - ABC's Airing of `Private Ryan' Not Indecent, FCC Says - Bloomberg

02.26.05 - Must-see TV? Sex ads don't sit well with all; Critics pressing for tighter controls on explicit commercials - The Patriot Ledger

02.24.05 - Even conservatives love sometimes kinky 'CSI' - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

02.17.05 - House Raises Penalties for Airing Indecency - The Washington Post

02.16.05 - House Approves Stiffer Indecency Fines - The Associated Press

02.14.05 - PTC: On The Offensive - Mediaweek

02.09.05 - FCC Aims to Speed Evaluation of Indecency Complaints - The Washington Post

02.08.05 - Amount of TV viewed by teens a source of concern - The News Virginian

02.03.05 - MTV and 'impressionable' kids - Chattanooga Times Free Press

02.01.05 - Study: MTV Delivers a Diet of 'Sleaze' - The Associated Press

01.21.05 - FCC Chairman Plans to Leave Post Early - The LA Times

01.20.05 - Must-not-see TV - Southeast Missourian

01.13.05 - PTC Complains About TV 'Orgy' - Broadcasting & Cable

01.10.05 - FCC Accused of Discounting TV Indecency Complaints - Cybercast News Service

01.06.05 - Specialists weigh in on where we're headed - The Boston Globe

 

2004

12.31.04 - Janet Jackson started it: The decency battle - The Houston Chronicle

12.26.04 - As more shows feature faith and spirituality, priests, ministers, monks and rabbis are taking on paid roles as religion consultants.; Divine purpose - The LA Times

12.17.04 - Reality of TV: It slams religion - The Washington Times

12.16.04 - TV Shows Negative Image of Religion - The Associated Press

12.06.04 - Activists Dominate Content Complaints - Mediaweek

12.05.04 - A single group filed almost all complaints - Minneapolis Star Tribune

12.05.04 - Got a radio rant, TV tirade? FCC heads are all ears - Minneapolis Star Tribune

11.29.04 - Reality Gets Trumped; Ratings for scripted shows are outpacing reality fare - Broadcasting & Cable

11.24.04 - Viacom Settles Outstanding FCC Fine - The Washington Post

11.23.04 - FCC Fines Radio, Lets TV Off The Hook - FMQB.com

11.22.04 - Dirty shame: FCC's real intentions are showing - Seattle Times

11.22.04 - PTC, McCain Slam a la Carte Report - Multichannel News

11.20.04 - FCC Says A La Carte TV Would Cost More - The Washington Post

11.15.04 - Another Four-Letter Flub at NBC - Broadcasting & Cable

11.11.04 - 'Saving Private Ryan': A New Casualty of the Indecency War - The Washington Post

11.11.04 - Deserting 'Private Ryan' - CBSNews.com

11.09.04 - Hollywood's feeling blue and seeing red - Variety

11.09.04 - CSI Slates Transgender Show - Broadcasting & Cable

11.09.04 - Viacom challenges FCC fine - USA Today

11.08.04 - Pushing on Dereg And Indecency - Media Week

10.25.04 - Video Games Display More Nudity - Family News in Focus

10.24.04 - Mining for Kid TV Gold; Explosion of Options Challenges Parents Seeking Quality - The Ledger

10.21.04 - The war against 'Desperate Housewives' - CNN/Money

10.18.04 - PTC E-Mails Generate Results - Television Week

10.18.04 - NBC Faces Fine After NASCAR Expletive - Broadcasting & Cable

10.18.04 - Earnhardt Jr. loses appeal on 25-point penalty - The Associated Press

10.16.04 - TV feels heat of FCC police, but why now? - Orlando Sentinel

10.14.04 - 'Adult' Video Games Can Slip Past Parents - Family News in Focus

10.13.04 - PTC Alleges Complaint Undercount - Broadcasting & Cable

10.13.04 - FCC Proposes Indecency Fine Against Fox TV - The Washington Post

10.12.04 - FCC Levels Record Fine at FOX - Zap2it.com

10.12.04 - Dorgan hit for killing FCC fine hike - Bismarck Tribune

10.11.04 - Fines for Fox in FCC's Sights - Television Week

10.10.04 - Clearing the air: Has raunchy radio crossed the line? - The Miami Herald

10.09.04 - Congress tries to push indecency fines again - Reuters

10.08.04 - Last-Ditch for Smut-Fine Boost - Broadcasting & Cable

10.07.04 - NBC Faces 'S-Word' Complaint - Broadcasting & Cable

10.07.04 - NBC Puts a Delay on NASCAR - Reuters

10.05.04 - Lawmakers Agree to Up Broadcast Indecency Fines - Reuters

10.04.04 - Fox Calls License Challenges 'Meritless' - Broadcasting & Cable

09.28.04 - Bright spot for General Mills - St. Paul Pioneer Press

09.27.04 - CBS fine fires up desires for strict federal nanny - Seattle Times

09.24.04 - CBS Hit with F-Word Complaint - Broadcasting & Cable

09.23.04 - Janet Jackson breast flash prompts station fines - Reuters

09.20.04 - Your Money or Your License: Activists on the left and the right plan to challenge TV license renewals, and the fight will cost owners millions - Broadcasting & Cable

09.15.04 - When gritty turns to gold - The LA Times

09.13.04 - Edgy Fare Drives FX - Broadcasting & Cable

09.13.04 - New Telemundo telenovela focuses on immigrants' hard life - Florida Sun-Sentinel

09.04.04 - Prison cuts off access to TV show ‘Nip/Tuck' - The Associated Press

09.03.04 - New breed of cable shows challenges convention - The Emory Wheel

09.01.04 - PTC looks at content on Spanish stations; Univision and Telemundo, like their English counterparts, air too much sexual material, advocacy group says - The LA Times

08.29.04 - NBC's 'Father of the Pride' may look like 'Nemo,' but it's closer to 'Adult Swim' - The Salt Lake Tribune

08.11.04 - FCC: 'Buffy,' 'Grace' are not 'indecent' - NY Daily News

08.08.04 - Murphy's Law - Miami Herald

08.06.04 - See No Evil? - Entertainment Weekly

08.06.04 - Battle shock jock, speaker urges - TCPalm.com

08.05.04 - Sponsors in Tough Spot - The LA Times

08.04.04 - TV watchdog group praises 'Joan' but pans 'Everwood' - Zap2it.com

07.28.04 - FCC Takes Closer Look at Violence on TV - The Associated Press

07.19.04 - Manners, Civility Fall by the Wayside - Albany Times Union

07.19.04 - Stuart woman starts campaign to keep Howard Stern off air - The Associated Press

07.16.04 - Viewers OK With TV Content - Television Week

07.12.04 - PTC tries softer approach in film foray - The Hollywood Reporter

07.05.04 - Get Ready To Rumble: After months of assault, defenders of the First Amendment go on the offensive - Broadcasting & Cable

06.30.04 - Infinity puts angry Stern back on air - Variety

06.30.04 - Viacom may see $550,000 go in a flash - USA Today

06.30.04 - Family forum getting results - The Associated Press

06.29.04 - Pastor forms N.C. Parents Television Council group - ChurchCentral.com

06.25.04 - Study: Crude Language Up on Reality Shows - The Associated Press

06.23.04 - Senate Votes to Repeal Media Rules - The New York Times

06.21.04 - 'Azkaban' could have healing powers for kids' fears Experts praise movie's lessons of 'resilience' - USA Today

06.21.04 - New season of 'Nip/Tuck' bares our souls - St. Petersburg Times

06.11.04 - Reality TV FAQ - USA Today

06.10.04 - Airwaves indecency bill stalls in Senate - The Washington Times

06.09.04 - Clear Channel, FCC settle up on Stern and others - The Associated Press

06.06.04 - Watch TV with your kids - Tri-Valley Herald

06.02.04 - Indecency debate fuels battle over TV, radio content - Scripps Howard News Service

05.31.04 - Need ESPN but Not MTV? Some Push for That Option - The New York Times

05.25.04 - What wisdom did dear old dad give you? - Florida Today

05.25.04 - Viacom Unveils Name Of New Cable Network For Gay Community - The Wall Street Journal

05.24.04 - TV complaints to FCC soar as parents lead the way - The Washington Times

05.24.04 - Time may have come for ordering channels a la carte - USA Today

05.23.04 - Indecency: Speaking of standards - The News Tribune

05.18.04 - Sweeps period shows FCC's hypocrisy - MSNBC.com

05.14.04 - J.C. Penney Not Interested in Dockers Deal - The Associated Press

05.14.04 - From the mouths of babes - New York Daily News

05.10.04 - For 'Indecency' Watchdogs, Work Is a Day Full of TV - Los Angeles Times

05.07.04 - NCTA Battles A La Carte During its Really Big Show - TVtechnology.com

05.05.04 - Must-see tradition ends tonight - Florida Today

04.28.04 - FCC chided for delays in imposing fines - Washington Times

04.27.04 - Flush that potty mouth with popular euphemisms - Los Angeles Times

04.24.04 - FCC indecency fight chilling free speech? - Seattle Times

04.09.04 - Clear Channel Drops Stern on FCC Threat - Associated Press

04.09.04 - Indecency Efforts Jolting Broadcasters - Associated Press

04.08.04 - FCC Proposes Fine for Stern Broadcasts - Associated Press

View Brent Bozell's Appearance on The Today Show(4.02.04)

Senator John McCain Mentions the PTC at Senate Hearing on Cable (3.25.04)

View Brent Bozell's Appearance on Good Morning America (1.29.04)

View Brent Bozell's Appearance on CNN (1.29.04)

03.31.04 - Broadcasters to Hold Indecency Summit - Associated Press

03.29.04 - No Clear Remedy As Parents Decry TV - Associated Press

03.26.04 - Sorry -- No A la Carte Cable - The Washington Post

03.19.04 - FCC Says Bono Profanity Violated Standards, but Won't Fine NBC - The Washington Post

03.18.04 - FCC Cites Stern, Bono for Indecency - Associated Press

03.17.04 - Brownback: Karmazin Answer Insufficient - Broadcasting & Cable

03.17.04 - Public Radio Firing Fuels Censorship Debate - The Hollywood Reporter

03.17.04 - Oh Janet, What Hast Thou Wrought? - BusinessWeek Online

03.14.04 - House bill increases fine for indecent broadcasts - Chicago Tribune

03.12.04 - House Passes Indecency Fine Increases - Associated Press

03.08.04 - Crackdown on cursing starts with Bono - USA Today

03.07.04 - Talking Dirty - Detroit Free Press

02.23.04 - Family TV Goes Down the Tube - Newsweek

02.11.04 - FCC Chief Calls Super Bowl Show 'New Low' - Associated Press

02.09.04 - ABC might edit 'NYPD' sex scene in earlier time slot - Associated Press

02.06.04 - Complaints Pour in to FCC Over Super Bowl Flash - Reuters

02.06.04 - The Jackson stunt: What now?, Super Bowl flashing may encourage crackdown - CNN.com

02.05.04 - Raunchy behavior busts out all over - USA Today

02.03.04 - Jackson, Timberlake Apologize for Flash - Associated Press

01.29.04 - White House Backs Anti-Smut Bill - The Hollywood Reporter

01.29.04 - Complaints and Praise Heard in San Antonio - San Antonio Express-News

01.28.04 - House Panel Grills FCC on Indecency Rules - Associated Press

01.19.04 - Can you say that on TV?; Just when it seems as if nothing is too profane, recent incidents have gotten the feds involved - The LA Times

01.15.04 - Amid Political Pressures, Powell Seeks Reversal on Indecency - Communications Daily

01.15.04 - FCC Chief Hopes to Raise Cost of Airing Indecency - The Washington Post

01.14.04 - FCC Chair Wants New Ruling on On-Air Expletive - Fox News

01.14.04 - FCC: OK, maybe you shouldn't say that... - USA Today

01.14.04 - FCC Chairman wants to overturn decision on Bono's expletive - CNN

01.14.04 - FCC Hill Raises Pressure on Broadcast Indecency - Broadcasting & Cable

01.09.04 - Politician would ban dirty words from TV - San Francisco Chronicle

 

2003

12.19.03 - FCC Ruling on Singer's Use of Obscenity May Force Debate Over Language - Congressional Quarterly Daily Monitor

12.15.03 - Lawmaker Targets Profanity on Airwaves - The Associated Press

12.13.03 - Fox apologizes for Nicole Richie's words - The Washington Post

12.11.03 - You can say that on TV - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

12.10.03 - Report: Television Violence on the Rise - The Associated Press

11.21.03 - FCC Reports Spike In Complaints About Broadcast Indecency - The Wall Street Journal

11.18.03 - Protest Wanes Over Victoria's Secret Show, Associated Press.

10.07.03 - Bono's words may be crude, but he didn't violate indecency rules, government says - The Associated Press

09.25.03 - CSI Goes for Less Seamy Side - NY Daily News

09.23.03 - Study: Use of Profanity Increasing on TV - The Associated Press

09.02.03 - Kids, leave the room - Pensacola News Journal

08.25.03 - CBS top and bottom of PTC list - Broadcasting & Cable

08.24.03 - Can nothing stop bad TV, lewd content and e-mail porn? - Daily Herald

08.23.03 - God in the box - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

08.23.03 - 'CSI' called crime against families - The Chicago Sun-Times

08.21.03 - Parents Group Criticizes CBS Drama CSI - The Associated Press

08.21.03 - FCC orders study on media 'localism'; Embattled chief tunes in to critics - The Chicago Tribune

08.20.03 - Sex Losing Some Sizzle on Television - The Wichita Eagle

08.16.03 - Nip, Tuck or Just Plain Upchuck? - The Washington Times

08.07.03 - Dingell, Burr: Proof of nets' O&O dominance - Broadcasting & Cable

07.14.03 - Putting the F in FCC - Broadcasting & Cable

06.20.03 - Survey Shows Dads Depicted More Positively on TV - The Charlotte World

06.17.03 - Videogames Not All Good, Clean Fun - Tri-City Herald

06.04.03 - Despite Report, Sex is Hot - Newsday (Melville, NY)

05.28.03 - Several Groups Protest Changing Media Rules - USA Today

05.28.03 - FCC Dems hear from deregulation opponents - Hollywood Reporter.

05.24.03 - Less Whoopee in Prime Time - Los Angeles Times

05.22.03 - CEO refuses to take questions at shareholders meeting - Associated Press

05.22.03 - Group Says TV is More Family Friendly - The Eagle-Tribune

05.21.03 - Bring the Kids Back in the Room - TV's Gone off the Sex - New York Post

05.21.03 - TV Networks Clean Up 'Family Hour' Programs - The Washington Times

05.20.03 - Report: Networks Showing Less Sex on TV - Associated Press

05.20.03 - Unlikely Alliances Forged in Fight Over Media Rules - Washington Post

05.04.03 - On the Lookout for Threepeat TV Stars - Journal Star

04.28.03 - Diverse critics fight FCC on media ownership rules - St. Petersburg Times

04.26.03 - Watchful Rules for Television - TheState.com

04.17.03 - Turn off Your Television and Live a Healthier Life - Delaware Valley News

04.13.03 - 'Touched by an Angel' Passes on With Drama - The Washington Times

04.13.03 - The Parent Trap - The Sun Chronicle

04.02.03 - Parents' silence gives consent to unwholesome TV shows - Detroit News

03.31.03 - Family Hour Fans Meet Martin - Broadcasting & Cable

03.24.03 - The FCC's Loner is No Longer Lonely - BusinessWeek

03.17.03 - 'Vice' Squad - Portland Press Herald

03.13.03 - Parents Television Council battles on for 'decent' TV - Arkansas Democrat- Gazette

03.11.03 - TV Violence Linked to Aggression - The Washington Times

02.28.03 - Voices Heard at FCC's Roadshow - Hollywood Reporter

02.28.03 - FCC Tests Reception For Lifting Owner Limits - The Washington Post

02.28.03 - FCC Rules on Media Ownership Debated - The Seattle Times

02.13.03 - 'Jackass'-Like Stunts Lead to Teens' Arrest - Denver Post

02.03.03 - Crunch Time at the FCC; Comment - The Nation

02.03.03 - Crunch Valenti, Sachs Top Association Pay Scales - Broadcasting and Cable

01.30.03 - Networks talking up a blue streak. Obscene language is on the rise on TV, but viewers' complaints to the authorities are getting fewer - The Nation

 

2002

12.18.02 - Glorifying Sleazebags - The Pilot

11.23.02 - Broadcast Networks Reveal Too Much For 1 Commissioner - The Tampa Tribune

11.22.02 - 'Victoria's Secret' ratings skimpy - The New York Post

11.22.02 - Prime time Victoria's Secret riles viewers, FCC - Washington Times

11.21.02 - Was Victoria's Show Indecent? - CNN

11.20.02 - Controversial, nearly nude fashion show - Tulsa World

11.20.02 - Watchdog Groups Protest Victoria's - The Miami Herald

11.20.02 - Victoria's Secret show to air tonight, despite protests - AP

11.19.02 - The selling of Eminem to children - The Grand Rapids Press

11.19.02 - 'Family hour' is under fire - DetNews.com

11.19.02 - CBS' "Secret" Draws More Fire - Eonline.com

11.19.02 - CBS Has Got a 'Secret' Along with Controversy - USA Today

11.19.02 - Fashion show will be under wraps for Boiseans - Idahostatesman.com

11.16.02 - 'Harry' fans could have a few secrets of their own - Times Union

11.16.02 - Movie Chain Makes Parents Accompany Teenagers Under 17 - Rockford Register Star

11.12.02 - Eminem 'Sneak' Peek - New York Post

11.11.02 - For goodness' sake - The Augusta Chronicle

11.07.02 - Study: 'Family Hour' tainted by trailers - USA Today

10.24.02 - 'Jackass': No plot, no future and no teenagers allowed - USA Today

10.18.02 - TV Networks Push Envelope to Compete - Salt Lake Tribune

10.17.02 - Criticism of XXX unfair - CNN.com

10.11.02 - Quality TV is Scarce Nowadays - Peoria Journal Star

10.01.02 - Sex Sells — NOT! - sbclife.net

09.29.02 - A Lone Voice For Regulation At the FCC - The New York Times

09.26.02 - Emmy in hand, actor becomes trophy dad - Associated Press

09.06.02 - EW HotSheet - Entertainment Weekly

09.05.02 - Parents Television Council Chooses ITV TV's `Doc' as #1 Show on TV - CNN.com

09.01.02 - "Buffy" Has Ingredients to Raise TV Council's Hackles - Arkansas Democrat- Gazette

08.28.02 - 'Grace' Team in State of Shock - The Indianapolis Star

08.21.02 - 'Doc' Rates as Most Family Friendly - Associated Press

07.29.02 - Gritty 'Shield' gets worked over - Los Angeles Times

06.28.02 - TV Watchdog Cites Fox, WB for 'Mature' Game Ads Fri - Reuters

06.14.02 - Study: TV gives short shrift to two parents families - The Sacramento Bee

06.09.02 - A CASE OF TASTE: Shifting norms and the popularity of cable TV have pushed the boundaries of sex, violence and language on the tube. But how far is too far? - The Miami Herald

06.08.02 - Attack of the TV watchdogs - The U.S. cable network FX wanted to create a stir with its new police drama, SIMON HOUPT writes, but a family-values group is making it a tsunami - The Globe and Mail

06.04.02 - Success Of Controversial Cop Series On FX Shields It From Extinction - The Tampa Tribune

06.04.02 - Bare-knuckle cop show wraps up first season - Detroit Free Press

06.03.02 - Going to Extremes; In their quest for ever more viewers, several expanded basic cable networks have pushed the limits of acceptable programming. Surprisingly, most advertisers are OK with it - Mediaweek

06.03.02 - NBC will take advertisers to the edge ; 'Kingpin' drama stirring interest along with controversy - Electronic Media

06.03.02 - The good, the bad and Vic Mackey; Morally ambiguous character makes 'The Shield' arresting viewing - The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

05.27.02 - The Week That Was - Broadcasting and Cable

05.27.02 - Superb 'Shield'- Pittsburgh Post Gazette

05.15.02 - Prince of Right-ness- Entertainment Weekly - ew.com

05.12.02 - The evolution of TV Moms From Ozzie and Harriet to Ozzy and Sharon - The Florida Times-Union

04.21.02 - Oh, the Profanity!- Washingtonpost.com

04.15.02 - New Police TV Drama Masks 'Pornography,' Ex-Officer Charges - CNSNews.com

04.10.02 - "The Shield" Loses Advertisers - Eonline.com

04.09.02 - PTC aims at FX's "The Shield" - TVInsite.com

 

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