PTC in the News

TV: EWTN News Nightly (9/14/2020)

TV: Inside Edition (9/14/2020)

‘Graphically And Grotesquely Sexualizing Children’ Is ‘Corporate Practice’ For Netflix, Parents Television Council Says
Daily Caller (9/17/2020)

‘Cuties’ may have led to 5 times the number of Netflix cancellations in 5 days
Deseret News (9/17/2020)

Republicans Ask DOJ to Prosecute Netflix Over 'Cuties'
Multichannel News (9/18/2020)

‘Cuties’ Isn’t Netflix’s Only Show Sexually Exploiting Children, Parents Television Council Warns Congress
CNS News (9/18/2020)

Real-world consequences for Netflix
World (9/15/2020)

Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash
Associated Press (9/14/2020)

Five Spot: Tim Winter, President, Parents Television Council
Multichannel News (9/14/2020)

Netflix faces backlash again for French film 'Cuties' about young girls
Today (9/14/2020)

Netflix asks viewers to watch controversial 'Cuties,' Sen. Ted Cruz seeks criminal investigation
USA Today (9/11/2020)

Texas Senator Calls for DOJ Investigation of Netflix Regarding ‘Cuties’ Movie
Media Play News (9/12/2020)

‘Cuties’ Pile-On Adds Ted Cruz, Laura Ingraham; Netflix Defends Film As “Social Commentary”
Deadline (9/12/2020)

Sen. Mike Lee suggests Netflix movie ‘Cuties’ is criminal sexual exploitation of minors
The Salt Lake Tribune (9/12/2020)

Facing backlash, Netflix defends ‘Cuties’ as ‘social commentary’ against sexualizing young girls
Washington Post (9/11/2020)

‘A Training Film To Market And Seduce Children’: Child Advocates Condemn Netflix’s ‘Cuties’
Daily Caller (9/10/2020)

Who stars in 'Cuties' and why didn't parents stop them? Questions galore as Schaefer asks to probe Netflix film
MEAWW (9/10/2020)

Netflix film is part of the sexualization problem
The Asbury Collegian (9/9/2020)

Netflix Defends ‘Cuties’ as ‘Social Commentary’ Against Sexualization of Young Children
Variety (9/10/2020)

VidAngel settles 4-year legal battle with Disney, Warner Brothers
Christian Post (9/5/2020)

PTC Praises Disney Plus's Deal With ClearPlay
Multichannel News (9/3/2020)

ClearPlay is offering a new filter for Disney Plus ahead of ‘Mulan’ release
Deseret News (9/2/2020)

8 US TV series that failed to live up to their popular British counterparts
Insider (8/31/2020)

Sexualized Toys Created For Children: A Disturbing Trend, Not a Coincidence
Washington Examiner (8/25/2020)

Netflix is 'deeply sorry' for 'inappropriate artwork' used for film about kids' dance group
USA Today (8/25/2020)

Miley Cyrus Wants to Resurrect Hannah Montana: I'm Ready to Whip Her Out
MovieWeb (8/21/2020)

Tessa Thompson and More Defend ‘Cuties,’ Criticize Netflix’s Marketing for Creating Outrage
IndieWire (8/20/2020)

Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ Sexualizes Children, Says National Center On Sexual Exploitation, Parents Television Council
Daily Caller (8/20/2020)

Netflix Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ ‘Cuties’ Poster Slammed for ‘Sexualizing’ Little Girls
Variety (8/20/2020)

Calls mount for Netflix to pull Polish erotica '365 Days'
Washington Times (8/5/2020)

New ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ Series, Aimed at Kids, Features Transgender Storyline
Daily Signal (7/18/2020)

Why an 'F-Word' in Hamilton Represents a Larger Problem With Hollywood Today
CNS News (7/16/2020)

80,000+ People Call for Netflix to Remove 365 DAYS, Which Glamorizes Trafficking, Rape
Movieguide (7/16/2020)

‘The Walking Dead’ star says brutal deaths were ‘too much’ for audiences
Deseret News (7/13/2020)

My problem with Netflix
Christian Today (7/8/2020)

PTC Calls On Netflix CEO To Remove ‘365 Days’
TV Newscheck (7/8/2020)

Bold and Brilliant Hamilton Musical Sheds New Light on Story of American Founding
The Stream (7/3/2020)

Scott Tady: 12-year-old Midland student’s got talent
Ellwood City Ledger (6/28/2020)

Family-friendly TV advocacy group urges Disney+ to remove expletive from 'Hamilton' musical
BP News (6/26/2020)

‘Hamilton’ movie should have ‘zero’ F-words on Disney Plus, conservative media watchdog group says
Deseret News (6/25/2020)

Warning: ‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus will have one F-word
Deseret News (6/23/2020)

The Insidious Way Netflix Has Replaced Parents
Townhall (6/18/2020)
CNSNews.com (6/18/2020)

How ‘Looney Tunes’ joined the culture wars
Deseret News (6/12/2020)

‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘Elmo’ were HBO Max’s most popular shows at launch. Does that bode well for ‘family-friendly’ shows?
Deseret News (6/9/2020)

‘13 Reasons Why’ should be removed from teen category, watchdog group says
Deseret News (6/3/2020)

Netflix is promoting explicit content to minors, PTC report finds
Christian Post (5/27/2020)

Why Netflix still isn’t safe for children
Washington Examiner (5/27/2020)

‘Love is Blind,’ ‘90 Day Fiance’ and why we’re watching reality TV right now
Deseret News (5/18/2020)

One Simple Thing the Cable TV Industry Can Do to Save Itself
Broadcasting & Cable (5/15/2020)

It's Time for Some Teen Work at Netflix
The Patriot Post
(5/12/2020)
FRC.org (5/12/2020)

Hitting the Books: How to be active on social media and still keep your job
Engadget (5/9/2020)

Will TV stay dark after COVID-19?
Deseret News (5/8/2020)

Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content To Minors
The Federalist (5/8/2020)

Report Finds Netflix Ratings Aren’t Accurate for the Teenage Audience
Movieguide (5/5/2020)

PTC: Take closer look, parents, at Netflix programs
One News Now (5/5/2020)

REPORT: 104 of 255 Netflix Shows for Teens Have Mature Rating
Church Leaders (4/29/2020)

40 Percent of Netflix Teen Programs Rated TV-MA, New Study Shows
Christian Headlines (4/28/2020)

‘Splash’ Nudity Flap Puts Disney+ Movie Edits Back in Spotlight
Bloomberg News (4/15/2020)

Parents Television Council Commends Disney for Removing Nudity From Splash
Comic Book (4/15/2020)

Disney+'s ‘Splash’ mermaid-butt censorship wins kudos from parents group. The internet does not agree
Los Angeles Times (4/15/2020)

Parents Television Council praises Disney Plus for editing ‘Splash’ scene
Deseret News (4/15/2020)

Parents Television Council wants 'family hour' restored on networks' schedules
Washington Times (4/14/2020)

‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane clashes with Fox News host over coronavirus story
Los Angeles Times (4/13/2020)

NBCUniversal Debuts ‘Family Movie Night’ With Reduced Commercials
Broadcasting & Cable (4/10/2020)

PTC Calls for Return of TV's Family Viewing Hour
Broadcasting & Cable (4/8/2020)

PTC Asks Broadcasters to Bring Back Family Hour Programming Block
The Wrap (4/7/2020)

PTC: HBO Should Stream 'Sesame Street' Free to Homebound Kids
Broadcasting & Cable (3/25/2020)'

Movies, TV shows and music that were mired in controversy at release
MSN (3/12/2020)

New generation of innovators aim to make streaming TV safer for families
Angelus (3/12/2020)

PTC Calls for Disbandment of TV Monitoring Board
Cable Fax (3/3/2020)

End Hollywood's War on Content Filtering
The Patriot Post (3/3/2020)

PTC Renews Call to Disband TV Content Ratings Board
Broadcasting & Cable (3/2/2020)

Parental Watchdog Calls for New Oversight Board for Children's Content on Television
The Washington Times (3/2/2020)

The new ‘Mulan’ has people asking: Are PG-13 films becoming the new default for kids’ movies
Deseret News (2/27/2020)

PTC Launches Petition Against AT&T’s Pornographic Content
Movieguide (2/24/2020)

End Hollywood's war on content filtering
Washington Examiner (2/9/2020)

What ‘Joker’ can teach us about the Oscars and successful films
Deseret News (2/7/2020)

Rev. Graham: Pepsi Halftime Show Tells 'Young Girls That Sexual Exploitation of Women is OK'
CNS News (2/5/2020)

Franklin Graham Slams NFL for Promoting 'Sexual Exploitation'
Newsmax (2/4/2020)

Risqué Super Bowl Halftime Show 'Sexualized' Women, Crossed Line, Many Say
Christian Headlines (2/3/2020)

Franklin Graham Says NFL and Pepsi Promoted 'Sexual Exploitation' in Stripper Pole Halftime Show
CBN News (2/3/2020)

Don’t Pretend The Shakira And J. Lo Super Bowl Sexcapade Was Surprising
The Federalist (2/4/2020)

Now More Violent, Vulgar, And Watched Alone, TV Is Dehumanizing Americans
CNS News (1/24/2020)

Can no-contract, unbundled offerings help cable companies cut the rate of cord-cutting?
EConsultancy (1/17/2020)

Just What America Doesn’t Need -- More Television Programs
The Hill (1/19/2020)

‘Joker’ to be re-released this week ahead of Oscars event
Deseret News (1/15/2020)

Streaming TV’s obsession with MA-rated programming leads to exploitation
Washington Examiner (1/14/2020)

‘The Witcher’ seems like the next ‘Game of Thrones.’ But is that really a good thing?
Deseret News (1/9/2020)

Hollywood now directly marketing trash to kids: PTC
One News Now (1/10/2020)

PTC: Hollywood Markets Explicit Content to Children
Movieguide (1/9/2020)

Verizon FiOS Breaks Cable Rules with ‘Mix & Match’
Broadcasting & Cable (1/9/2020)

Hollywood is Directly Marketing Its Most Explicit Content to Kids PTC President Warns
Christian Post (1/8/2020)

Black-ish Is the Best Family TV Show of the Decade
Washington Examiner (12/31/2019)

Television Watchdog Blasts Spike in ‘Toxic’ Content Involving Children
The Washington Times (12/26/2019)

'Best' and 'worst' TV advertisers for 2019: Parents Television Council
Christian Post (11/30/2019)

These are the best and worst advertisers for Christmas, according to Parents Television Council
Deseret News (11/25/2019)

PTC Suggests Tweaks for a Better Disney+
One News Now (11/29/2019)

Data Shows the Walking Dead Declined When Negan Arrived
Comicbook (11/30/2019)

Study cites 'content creep' in making TV ratings unreliable
Catholic Sentinel (11/10/2019)

Profanity, Violence, Sex Increasing on TV Rated for Children
The New American (11/8/2019)

The Cursing President
The Week (11/7/2019)

Watchdog Finds Major Significant Increase In TV Profanity And Violence, Says Congress Should Act
SkyWatch (11/4/2019)

Congress Asked to Act After Hollywood Shrugs
One News Now (11/4/2019)

Congress Silent on Ratings Reform
World (10/25/2019)

Wasteland Revisited
Multichannel News (10/21/2019)

Disney+ ushers in streaming war for kid-friendly content
Axios (10/22/2019)

Family friendly content filtering services
The World and Everything In It Podcast (10/29/2019)

Parents group says HBO holding Big Bird hostage
MetroVoice (10/24/2019)

What respectable company would condone this?
One News Now (10/30/2019)

Violence, profanity on the rise in kids' TV shows, study finds
Washington Times (10/16/2019)

PTC: TV Ratings Fail to Reflect 'Content Creep'

Broadcasting & Cable (10/15/2019)

New Report Finds ‘Marked Increase’ in Violence, Profanity on Network TV

NewsBusters (10/17/2019)

Profanity, Violence More Prevalent in Kid-Rated Content, Says PTC

TV Technology (10/16/2019)

Watchdog Finds Major Increase in TV Profanity and Violence, Says Congress Should Act

Christian Headlines (10/15/2019)

How Sesame Street Found Itself Caught-Up in Class Warfare
The Federalist (10/11/2019)

HBO Accused of Baiting Parents With Big Bird
One News Now (10/16/2019)

What Families Should – And Should Not – Watch on TV This Fall
CNSNews.com (9/27/2019)

This is the wrong time for ‘Joker’

Deseret News (9/26/2019)

Filtered movies from Vudu lead October’s family-friendly lineup

Metro Voice (9/26/2019)

PTC: Streamer going to battle for families

One News Now (9/23/2019)

PTC: Several Reasons Why '13 Reasons' Should Go
Multichannel News (8/22/2019)

PTC: Sometimes the hero is one guarding TV

One News Now (8/26/2019)

Hollywood needs to reduce graphic violence, especially in child-friendly media, says Parents Television Council

Deseret News (8/6/2019)

Are Graphic TV Shows Influencing Teens As Much As We Think?

Huffington Post (8/9/2019)

Better Late Than Never

World (7/19/2019)

Mass shootings reignite dispute over violent video games
Nexstar Media Group (8/6/2019)

Watch: Do Video Games Really Cause Violence? PTC Expert Says 'President Trump is Right'

TV: CBN News (8/6/2019)

Hollywood needs to reduce graphic violence, especially in child-friendly media, says Parents Television Council

Deseret News (8/6/2019)

PTC: Time for Hollywood to Lead on Reducing Media Violence

Broadcasting & Cable (8/5/2019)

PTC Pans Comic-Themed Broadcast Shows

Multichannel News (7/30/2019)

Marvel, Batman, Green Arrow and other comic book TV shows 'no longer safe for kids,' according to Parents Television Council

Deseret News (8/5/2019)

Who enabled accused sexual predators R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein? We did
Los Angeles Times (7/14/2019)

Profanities, 'blasphemes' spike in 3rd season of 'Stranger Things,' says family streaming service

The Washington Post (7/12/2019)

NETFLIX’S GLARING DOUBLE STANDARD ON FULL DISPLAY

Hollywood In Toto (7/10/2019)

Culture Clips: The Upside Down Edition

Focus on the Family's Plugged In (7/10/2019)

PTC: Netflix Smoking Ban in Kid-Rated Fare is Only Baby Step Said same standard should be applied to suicide themes (7/9/2019)
Broadcasting & Cable

Multichannel News

TV News Check


Netflix cracks down on tobacco after shrugging off suicides

One News Now (7/15/2019)

Was '13 Reasons Why' Renewed for Season 4?

Pop Culture (7/12/2019)

Filtering the filters

World Magazine (6/28/2019)

FCC Takes Some Heat for KidVid Revamp (7/10/2019)
Broadcasting & Cable

Multichannel News


FCC Moves Forward With ‘KidVid’ Rule Rewrite

Radio & TV Business Report (7/10/2019)

Review: HBO Raises the Stakes on Teenage Transgression in ‘Euphoria’
The New York Times (6/17/2019)

With rampant drug use and graphic sex scenes, ‘Euphoria’ is the latest teen TV show that isn’t actually meant for teens

The Washington Post (6/17/2019)

New HBO series ‘Euphoria’ sells ‘graphic adult content’ to ‘teens and preteens,’ parents group says

Fox News (6/12/2019)

Euphoria': 5 things to know about TV's most talked about new show

ABC News (6/18/2019)

HBO Drags Disney Star Into the Gutter

CNS News (6/14/2019)

HBO Drags Disney Star Into the Gutter

The Daily Wire (6/15/2019)

Reviewers Cheer the Teen Sex, Rape, Drugs, Porn of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’

Newsbusters (6/17/2019)

Parents Group: HBO Marketing 'Graphic Adult Content' to Children

Newsmax (6/12/2019)

PTC Warns Parents of HBO ‘Euphoria’ Premiere

Cablefax

HBO’s Euphoria Already Has People Outraged Over Its Sex, Drugs, and Nudity

Esquire (6/13/2019)

Are the Euphoria Teenagers for Real?

Men’s Health (6/18/2019)

A number of TV shows about teens include sex and drug scenes. But ‘Euphoria’ is far more extreme

The Lily (6/17/2019)

HBO show ‘Euphoria’; Zendaya’s new teen drama is ‘overtly, intentionally, marketing extremely graphic adult content,’ PTC president says

Deseret News (6/16/2019)

HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ Targets Teens with Graphic Sex and Nudity, Picking Up Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Left Off

CBN News (6/17/2019)

"Euphoria" and The Flawed Art of Gen Z Prophesying

The New Yorker (6/16/2019)

FCC Can't Say if TV Content Ratings Are Accurate
Broadcasting & Cable (5/16/2019)

FCC Unsure Of TV Content Ratings Accuracy

TV Technology (5/16/2019)

FEDS: More Transparency Needed in TV Ratings

WND.com (5/16/2019)

Gut-busting comic helped keep TV clean

One News Now (5/15/2019)

Tim Conway, Comedian and Actor, Loses Battle at Age 85 After a Long Illness

Lifezette (5/14/2019)

Watching Out For Unhealthy Effects Of TV And Movies

NC Family Policy Council (5/16/2019)

Fears about 13 Reasons Why confirmed
World (5/3/2019)

Netflix Speaks out About 13 Reasons Why Being Connected to Data Showing Rise in Teen Suicides

Pop Culture Streaming (5/3/2019)

13 Reasons Why Linked To Increase In Youth Suicide

Unilad (UK) (4/30/2019)

The Walking Dead Star Quit Watching Because of Abraham and Glenn’s Gory Deaths

Comic Book (5/5/2019)

Melissa Martin: Profanity on the playground
Journal Tribune (4/7/2019)

Hey, HBO – are you listening?

One News Now (4/10/2019)

Making It Safer for the Kiddos

One News Now (4/9/2019)

PTC: 'Full House' dad has slipped to an untrustworthy low

One News Now (4/2/2019)

Teen Suicides Not Quite Tragic Enough for Netflix

One News Now (4/8/2019)

'13 Reasons Why' Season 3: Everything We Know

Entertainment Tonight (4/1/2019)

How Miley Cyrus Finally Learned to Embrace Hannah Montana and Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

E! Online (4/10/2019)

Content Ratings Are Hot Topic at FCC
Broadcasting & Cable (3/22/2019)

Religious Broadcasters Have TV Ratings Issues
Broadcasting & Cable (3/21/2019)

NRB Comments on ‘Disconnect’ over TV Parental Guidelines
NRB (3/22/2019)

TV Defends Ratings; Critics Say System Needs Overhaul
Multichannel News (3/13/2019)

Congress Orders FCC to Review Its Inaccurate TV Content Ratings System for First Time

Christian Post (2/25/2019)

Playing at Violence

World Magazine (2/15/2019)

Congress Orders FCC Review of TV Content Ratings

Variety (2/22/2019)

Revamping TV ratings
World Magazine (3/1/2019)

FCC Seeks Comment on TV Parental Guidelines

NRB (3/1/2019)

PTC Calls for FCC Oversight of TV Content Ratings System

NRB (2/15/2019)

Should The FCC Review V-Chip, Content Ratings Rules?

Radio and Television Business Report (2/15/2019)

PTC Seeks FCC Review of TV Ratings System
Broadcasting & Cable (2/13/2019)

Dear American Television, Please Don't Ruin 'Love Island'
KQED Arts (10/24/2018)

Netflix, Facebook Offer ‘Hand Masters: The First International Masturbation Game’
CNS News (10/24/2018)

PTC: FCC Yet to Address Fundamental KidVid Questions
Broadcasting & Cable (10/24/2018)

Netflix, Facebook Launch Masturbation Game to Promote 'Big Mouth' Puberty Cartoon Series
The Christian Post (10/24/2018)

New content via Vudu worth a look by parents, families: PTC
One News Now (10/23/2018)

'Big Mouth' Reveals Netflix’s Penchant for Sexualizing Minors
Newsbusters (10/19/2018)

Netflix’s Narnia: Boon for Families or Trojan Horse?
CNS News (10/19/2018)

3 'Best,' 3 'Worst' New TV Shows for Families in Fall Lineup: Parents Television Council
The Christian Post (10/11/2018)

PTC grades new series as 'best,' 'worst' for family
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (10/11/2018)

PTC to network: Make sure your lineup is truly 'family-friendly'
One News Now (10/9/2018)

'13 Reasons Why' Star Wants Controversial Netflix Drama to Tackle Abortion in Season 3
The Hollywood Reporter (10/9/2018)

Modern-Day 'Little Women' In Pre-Release Screenings
Hartford Courant (9/21/2018)

'Explicit References to Sex in Front of Children': Study Reveals Disturbing Trend in Prime Time TV
Baptist Press (9/17/2018)

TV comedies using sexual quips in scenes with kids
CBN News (9/13/2018)

81 Percent of Family TV Comedies Show Kids Being Exposed to Sexual Dialogue: Report
The Christian Post (9/11/2018)

Adult characters increasingly making explicit references in front of children on TV, new study says
Deseret News. Aberdeen News, (9/10/2018)

Netflix turned its back on families, says PTC President Tim Winter
Newsweek (8/23/2018)

Netflix's Desire Accused of Showing Child Pornography- Again
Newsweek (8/16/2018)

'This Is Child Abuse': Conservatives Demand Netflix Pull Erotic Film Featuring Child Porn
CBN News (8/16/2018)

Parents Television Council Demands Netflix Take Down 'Child Porn' Film Over Scenes of Young Girl Masturbating
Christian Post(8/16/2018)

Parent group calls for Netflix to pull 'Desire,' calling it 'child porn'
USA Today(8/15/2018)

What parents need to know about the R-rated film ‘Eighth Grade’
Deseret News (8/8/2018)

Netflix Film Accused of Depicting Child Pornography by Parents Group
The Hollywood Reporter (6/7/2018)

Netflix CEO Responds to ‘13 Reasons Why’ Controversy: Don’t Like It? Don’t Watch It
Variety (6/7/2018)

Netflix CEO defends '13 Reasons Why' renewal after critics slam 'pointless' season 2
Business Insider (6/7/2018)

'13 Reasons Why' returns with troubling questions and troubling answers
Los Angeles Times (5/29/2018)

Parents Television Council Urges Netflix to Remove '13 Reasons Why'
Carolina Parent (5/25/2018)

A watchdog group asks Netflix to pull '13 Reasons Why'
US News & World Report (5/21/2018)

Says Netflix's “13 Reasons Why” Premiere Cancelation “A Despicably Shallow Act”
Broadway World (5/17/2018)

Network commended for dumping a bad one, grabbing a winner
One News Now (5/17/2018)

Parents Television Council Applauds Cancellation of 'The Mick' TV Series
The Christian Post (5/15/2018)

FOX Cancels 'The Mick' and 'Lucifer,' and Pro-Family Groups are Happy
Christian Headlines (5/15/2018)

When media violence isn’t a fad
The Washington Times (5/10/2018)

Is O’Rielly’s ‘Kid Vid’ Redo Request PTC Approved?
Radio & Television Business Report (5/1/2018)

PTC On Kid Vid Review: Necessary, But Go Cautiously
TV Newscheck (5/1/2018)

On parents' behalf, a pat on the back for YouTube, Amazon
One News Now (5/1/2018)

LaPorte man named to Hollywood TV watchdog board
Norhtwest Indiana Times (4/28/2018)

Netflix’s ’13 REASONS WHY’ is Still Dangerous for Kid
Newsweek (4/23/2018)

Consumer Advocates Say AT&T’s Planned “Skinny Bundle” Falls Short Of Addressing Concerns
Deadline (4/23/2018)

Why Netflix Must Ensure ‘13 Reasons Why’ Is Safe for Kids
Ther Daily Signal (4/19/2018)

PTC: Netflix Needs to Do More With '13 Reasons'
Broadcasting & Cable (4/4/2018)

Parents Television Council says Netflix 'must do more to protect children' before releasing second season of '13 Reasons Why'
Deseret News (4/4/2018)

In the battle to end gun violence, why does violence in media get a pass?
The Hill (3/21/2018)

When it comes to societal ills, media should get own house in order, stop glorifying violence
OSV Weekly: Teresa Tomeo (3/14/2018)

Guns, media violence and mass shootings: What psychological scientists know
Des Moines Register (3/9/2018)

PTC meets at White House about Media Violence
MULTIPLE ARTICLES: USA Today, NY Times, Washington Post and others (3/9/2018)

Report: 61% of prime time TV is violent, 'V' rating missing on many
Washinton Examiner (2/25/2018)

Florida shooting reopens CDC gun research debate
The Hill (2/25/2018)

Cable Industry May Soon Join Dodo in Annals of Extinction
cnsnews.com (2/13/2018)

Group asks Justin Timberlake to Keep Halftime Show Safe
Associated Press (1/30/2018)

Parents Television Council Urges Timberlake to Keep Super Bowl Show ‘Family-Friendly’
The Washington Post (1/30/2018)

PTC to Timberlake: Keep Halftime Show Clean
ESPN.com (1/30/2018)

The Parents Television Council Pens Open Letter to Justin Timberlake Asking to Keep Super Bowl Performance Appropriate
Billboard (1/30/2018)

Parents Television Council Pens Open Letter to Justin Timberlake After 2004 Controversy
Deseret News (1/31/2018)

Justin Timberlake Urged to Keep Super Bowl Halftime Show Kid-Friendly After "Nipplegate"
E! Online (1/30/2018)

PTC Picks Naughty & Nice Advertisers List
Broadcasting & Cable (11/13/2017)

The effect of TV, video and other screens on children, by Jane Califf
NorthJersey.com (11/12/2017)

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Going Where No Star Trek Has Gone Before
The Daily Caller (11/2/2017)

Troubling TV Trend: Fantasy-Themed TV Not Family-Friendly, Increasingly Graphic and Obscene
cnsnews.com (10/26/2017)

Hollywood’s Hypocrisy On TV Violence
The Daily Caller (10/20/2017)

Be warned, parents, of gross-out humor in 'Big Mouth'
One News Now (10/17/2017)

PTC: These are not your parents' fairy talesg
One News Now (10/2/2017)

Don't fall behind on what your kids are watching
One News Now (10/2/2017)

Jeffrey McCall: Ratings of streamed media scarcely provide content warningst
Kokomo Tribune (9/21/2017)

Why Parents Television Council president says Hollywood shouldn't 'sex up' family content
Deseret News (9/21/2017)

The Parents Television Council Chooses Best and Worst New Shows
Tulsa Kids (9/21/2017)

PTC: CBS Has Best and Worst for Fall
Broadcasting & Cable (9/20/2017)

PTC Urges Netflix to Toughen Parental Controls
Multichannel News (9/13/2017)

God's Word and words
American Family Association Journal (9/7/2017)

Miley Cyrus “Tamer” At 2017 VMAs But Still “Edgy,” Says Parents Television Council
Gossip Cop (8/28/2017)

Parents should be monitoring children’s TV content and online activities
22 News WWLP (8/15/2017)

PTC Says Netflix, Other Streaming Platforms Unsafe For Kids
Deseret News (8/8/2017)

PTC: Streaming Services Lack Robust Parental Controls
Broadcasting & Cable (8/8/2017)

Should Movies Showing People Smoking Be Rated R?
The Christian Post (7/20/2017)

PTC Delivers 'Mick' Indecency Complaints to FCC
Broadcasting & Cable (7/18/2017)

PTC Seeks Indecency Fine For 'The Mick'
TV News Check (7/18/2017)

Context or not, NBC's decision on 'N-word' challenged
One News Now (6/28/2017)

PTC Praises FCC Rosenworcel Nomination
Broadcasting & Cable (6/27/2017)

Netflix Lets Viewers Pick the Plot
New York Times (6/20/2017)

VidAngel Re-Emerges With Netflix and Amazon Filtering Service Despite Opposition from Disney, Warner Bros (Exclusive)
Gospel Herald (6/15/2017)

'Please don't do this to our movies': Seth Rogen joins growing army of irate Hollywood stars as studio releases 'clean' family-versions of their films
Daily Mail (6/15/2017)

PTC: NBC Should Let Affiliates Vet 'Carmichael Show'

Broadcasting & Cable (6/9/2017)

Streaming Video Deepens Digital Divide

The Baltimore Sun (6/9/2017)

CBS Cites PTC as Expert in Colbert FCC Claim

The Hollywood Reporter (5/31/2017)

PTC Offers Plan to Save Last Man Standing

The Blaze (5/28/2017)

PTC On ‘Real O’Neals,’ ‘Scream Queens’ Cancellations
The Wrap (5/16/2017)

ABC Cancels 'The Real O'Neals'
The Christian Post (5/12/2017)

PTC Goes to FCC Over 'The Mick'
One News Now (5/9/2017)

Weinstein Negotiates to Get Movie a PG-13 Rating, Firing Up Parents Organization
Los Angeles Times (4/28/2017)

McCall: Advertisers support prime-time trash
IndyStar (4/7/2017)

FCC Rules WSKQ-FM Radio Broadcast Was Indecent
Broadcasting & Cable (4/7/2017)

WSKQ Indecency Fine is First Under Pai
Inside Radio (4/6/2017)

Oblivious Advertisers Support Prime Time Trash, ‘The Mick’
CNS News (4/4/2017)

Restaurant drops sexually charged ads
One News Now (4/4/2017)

Subway Refuses to Pull Ads From Controversial Series 'The Mick' That Makes Light of Child Porn
The Christian Post (3/31/2017)

Is Sexting Scandal Reason Enough to Stop Eating at Subway?
Charisma News (3/29/2017)

PTC Tries to Push Subway Out of The Mick
Broadcasting & Cable (3/27/2017)

MEDIAPTC asks SNL to be TV-14
One News Now (3/24/2017)

Parents caution ‘Saturday Night Live’ to keep it clean during live broadcasts
The Washington Post (3/21/2017)

Oprah Winfrey's company urged to pull out its ads from raunchy TV show
Entertainment (3/15/2017)

Why FX's 'Feud' Used the C-Word in Its Premiere
The Hollywood Reporter (3/5/2017)

PTC Calls Out T-Mobile For Sponsoring 'The Mick'
TV Newcheck (2/15/2017)

PTC 'very much encouraged' by Pai appointment
One News Now (1/30/2017)

PTC: Don't be fooled, parents, by new TV shows
One News Now (1/11/2017)

Sen. Thune Open to Confirming Rosenworcel
Multichannel News (1/5/2017)

Beyond the letters and numbers
New York Post (11/2/2016)

Amidst legal battle, content provider plans to expand
One News Now (12/29/2016)

What Celebrity Deaths Reveal About Our Relationship To Celebrity Culture
The Daily Caller (12/29/2016)

Jeffrey McCall: 2016 was a bad year for prime-time network TV
Kokomo Tribune (12/28/2016)

DirecTV plotted to keep Dodgers off local cable stations, feds say
New York Post (ABC) (11/2/2016)

PTC to California: Keep Off (TV) Grass
Broadcasting & Cable (11/1/2016)

Parents Television Council: 'The Walking Dead' premiere is worse than a TV-MA rating
KOAT (ABC) (10/25/2016)

Known for Christmas movies, Hallmark a gift all year
One News Now (10/25/2016)

Parents Television Council slams 'Walking Dead' violence
USA Today (10/25/2016)

Parents Television Council: 'The Walking Dead' premiere is worse than a TV-MA rating
KOAT (ABC) (10/25/2016)

Parents Television Council Blasts "Brutally Explicit" 'Walking Dead' Premiere (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter(10/24/2016)

Merger Critics Take Aim at AT&T-Time; Warner
Multichannel News (10/24/2016)

Jay Evensen: Pile on Trump? Sure, but don't be blind to the hypocrisy
Deseret News (10/13/2016)

Trump's Comments Were Lewd, but Where's the Outrage Over This?
Charisma News (10/13/2016)

Upsetting The 800-Pound Hollywood Gorilla
Daily Caller (10/12/2016)

Is Television to Blame for Record-High STD Rates?
Acculturated.com (10/12/2016)

VidAngel gains support against 'bullies in Hollywood' ahead of Oct. 31 hearing
Christiam Exzaminer (10/11/2016)

The Parents TV Council Briefly Stops Complaining About ‘Family Guy’ In Order To Save ‘Pitch’
Washington Family (10/7/2016)

New Fall TV Shows to Watch (or Avoid) with Your Family
Washington Family (9/28/2016)

Parents Television Council Releases Best, Worst List of New Fall TV Shows
CNS News (9/23/2016)

PTC: Sorry, parents, Congress failed you
OneNewsNow (9/19/2016)

PTC Pushes Senators to Seek FCC Answers on TV Ratings
Broadcasting & Cable (9/13/2016)

Does the American TV ratings system need fixing?
Deseret News(9/10/2016)

A Brief History of Increasingly Violent PG-13 Films
Pacific Standard (8/9/2016)

Gaming on mobile devices puts kids at risk
One News Now (8/4/2016)

Advertisers abandoning VH1's 'Dating Naked'
Christian Examiner (7/28/2016)

VH1's 'Dating Naked' Loses Advertisers After Parents Television Council Complains
Advertising Age (7/15/2016)

Sprint, Samsung advertising during ‘Dating Naked’ show draws fire
Kansas City Star (7/12/2016)

Concerned With What Your Kids See on TV? So Is This Group.
The Blaze (7/12/2016)

ABC Committed to Pushing “Family-Friendly” Sex, Pornography, and Swearing Into Your Living Room
Concerned Women for America(6/30/2016)

PTC, Sen. Dodd Meet Over TV Ratings
Broadcasting & Cable (6/10/2016)

McCall: Trash TV has taken over prime time
Broadcasting & Cable (5/28/2016)

Why TV Content Has Gotten Worse
Grand Magazine (5/28/2016)

PTC Launches TV Ratings Revamp Petition
Broadcasting & Cable (5/9/2016)

Sen. Markey Eyeing TV Ratings System Complaints
Broadcasting & Cable (4/31/2016)

Communicators with Tim Winter
CSPAN (4/20/2016)

New Study Shows Ratings Systems Don’t Really Work
MovieGuide (4/20/2016)

TV Content Ratings 'Inadequate' in Protecting Children
Play CBN News (4/5/2016)

Watchdog group calls TV ratings flawed, demands overhaul
AP (4/5/2016)

PTC Asks FCC to Overhaul TV Content Ratings
B&C; (Broadcating and Cable) (4/5/2016)

TV content ratings system has failed children according to US study
The Guardian (4/5/2016)

TV Content Ratings System Has Failed Children For 20 Years, Parents TV Council Says In New Study
Deadline Hollywood (4/5/2016)

'Of Kings and Prophets' Canceled at ABC
Hollywood Reporter (3/17/2016)

PTC Blasts ABC's "The Real O'Neills"
TV News Check (3/16/2016)

Of Kings And Prophets' Future Is Not Looking Good, Here's Why
Cinema Blend (3/16/2016)

Parents Television Council Blasts ABC's Biblical Drama 'Of Kings and Prophets'
Hollywood Reporter (3/2/2016)

Too Much Sex and Violence in ABC's Old Testament Drama, Parents' Council Alleges
Hollywood Patch (3/2/2016)

Parents group warns advertisers about ‘violent, sexual’ ABC Biblical drama
My News LA
(3/2/2016)

Commercializing sex in the music industry
Northeast Valley News
(3/1/2016)

Cable's interim solution
One News Now
(2/23/2016)

Hill Looks Into Altered Ad Images
Broadcasting & Cable
(2/10/2015)

Just a note on Super Bowl ads: Sex doesn't sell
One News Now
(2/5/2016)

NBC had hand on mute button at Golden Globes
One News Now
(1/13/2016)

PTC has list of 'resolutions' for TV-loving families
One News Now
(1/7/2016)

RATINGS REFORM

10/21/2015 - Patriot News Hollywood needs to get serious about the TV ratings system

10/6/2015 - Broadcasting & Cable El Rey Concedes Mis-Rating 'Pulp Fiction'

11/5/2014 - The Washington Post Time to Fix the TV Rating System

11/4/2014 - The Washington Post Fisting, Anal Sex, Penis Pictures: Broadcast TV's Ratings Grab Gets Raunchy

11/4/2014 - New York Daily News TV Watchdog Slams ABC for Sex-Filled Scandal Opening Immediately After Charlie Brown Special

4/12/2014 - The Hollywood Reporter ABC Criticized for Airing 'Scandal' Sex Scene After Charlie Brown Special

11/3/2014 - WND ABC exposes Charlie Brown watchers to graphic sex

10/3/2014 - The Moviefone Blog ABC Criticized for Airing 'Scandal' Sex Scene After Charlie Brown Special

4/12/2014 - Family Matters (podcast by PTC President Tim Winter) Time to Fix the TV Rating System

4/3/2014 - cnsnews.com TV Watchdog: Graphic Throat Slashing Inappropriately Rated TV14

3/31/2014 - NE News Now Networks have reason to mis-advertise TV show ratings

1/9/2014 - Reuters U.S. watchdog group calls for new TV, movie rating system

1/8/2014 - The Wrap Parents Television Council Blasts TV, Movie Industries Over Ratings Systems

1/8/2014 - Radio & Television Business Report PTC wants TV, movie ratings overhaul

12/15/2013 -CNN Headline News

PTC Public Policy Director discusses the violence study and the failed ratings system

12/3/2013 - CBN Newswatch:

Can You Trust Hollywood's Rating System? (Tim Winter video)

12/9/2013 - Associated Press

New PTC Study: Broadcast TV Underates Violence

6/11/2013 - Business Insider: TV Nudity Is Increasingly Being Rated Acceptable For Kids

Violence and the Media

10/21/2015 - Hollywood Reporter TC Blasts 'American Horror Story: Hotel' as "Most Vile" Content Ever

9/9/2015 - Hollywood Reporter Parents Television Council Blasts USA Network for "Graphic" 'Mr Robot' Finale

2/7/2014 - Catholic Connection (Tim Winter podcast) Movie Violence isn't going away

2/5/2014 - Daily Caller Harvey Weinstein’s change of heart and why the problem of movie violence isn’t going away

1/24/2014 - Faith Radio Is Broadcast TV "Safer" for Kids? (podcast with PTC Grassroots Director Melissa Henson)

1/20/2014 - CNN Is TV more violent than ever?

12/11/2013 - The Bristol Press Let’s ask the networks to come clean on TV violence

12/10/2013 -US News & World Report Study: Violence on Broadcast TV at Cable TV Levels

12/10/2013 - The Wrap Broadcast Shows Nearly As Violent as Cable, Study Finds

12/10/2013 - CBN PTC Finds TV Violence Ratings Inconsistent

12/10/2013 - Seattle Pi The Most Violent Fall TV Shows

5/13/2013 - U-T San Diego News: PTC President Tim Winter and Dr. Andrew Doan on Violence in the Media & Video Games

5/13/2013 - Deseret News : Broadcast TV still shows excessive gun violence

2/15/2013 - LA Times: Networks have "standards" to regulate violence on their networks. WELL...NOT REALLY.

1/24/2013 - Politico: Entertainment industry has blood on its hands

12/21/2012 - Fox News: PTC Director of Public Policy stresses the "need to have real discussions about what the media does to our kids

SEXual Content

10/21/2015 - Hollywood Reporter TC Blasts 'American Horror Story: Hotel' as "Most Vile" Content Ever

10/1/2015 - One News Now TLC called out for 'sleazy tactics'

9/3/2015 - Christian Today 'Seven Year Switch' TV show news: campaign to cancel show

2/28/2015 - Los Angeles Times Did 'Sex Box' turn anybody on?

2/27/2015 - the Blaze Parents Hate It, Critics Hate It, Britain Hated It. When You Hear the Premise of This New TV Show, You Might Be Shocked It’s Airing at All.

2/25/2015 - CBN News Petition Drive Seeks to Shut Down Racy 'Sex Box'

Cable Choice

9/30/2015- Forbes : TLC's 'Sex in Public' Not Nearly As Exciting As It Sounds, Incites PTC Outrage

9/20/2014- OneNewsNow : More offensive content = more basis for cable choice

9/19/2014- the Hill: Conservatives in Canada push for cable choice – why not in US?

10/28/2013 - Broadcasting & Cable: PTC Praises Comcast's Internet Plus

10/24/2013- Deseret News : Let us pay for the channels we want to watch, eh?

9/17/2013 - OneNewsNow: Violent FX Premiere Spurs Urgent Call For Cable Choice

9/12/2013 - The Wrap: SOA Premiere Makes Case for A La Carte Cable

9/12/2013 - Desert News: A La Carte Cable TV" Could Finally be on the Horizon

8/30/2013 - NewsMax: Parents demanding Congress pass the Television Consumer Freedom Act.

8/15/2013 - The Daily Caller: The High Cost of Cable Bundling

5/21/2013 - LA Times: Consumers need choice: PTC Slams Ke$ha Drinking Urine on MTV

TIMES WARNER/COMCAST MERGER

12/23/2014 - PC Magazine PTC Files Comments Over Proposed Charter/Time Warner Cable/Bright House Merger

12/23/2014 - PC Magazine FCC Pauses Comcast, TWC Merger Review

4/8/2014 - New York Post Comcast trying to claim underdog status while seeking $45B mega-merger

4/8/2014 - TVNewsCheck Public Interest Groups Blast Comcast-TWC

4/8/2014 - Politico Comcast makes case for Time Warner Cable deal (see letter to U.S. Attorney Genewaral Eric Holder signed by PTC and 50 others)

2/18/2014 - KKHT-FM Why the Comcast/TWC merger is bad for consumers and families

2/14/2014 - ABC News Comcast Mega-Deal Stirs Memories of TV's Kabletown

NUDITY & SExuAlIzation STUDIES

11/27/2013 - The Ridgewood News: Speaker in Ridgewood tackles media's sexualization of girls

9/19/2013 - Christian Science Monitor: Ending the hypersexualization of girls

7/15/2013 - Washington Times: Pimping teenage girls. Television writes a lower exploitation standard"

6/11/2013 - Time.com: Is There an Epidemic of Nudity on Primetime TV?

6/11/2013 - Business Insider: TV Nudity Is Increasingly Being Rated Acceptable For Kids

6/11/2013 - OneNewsNow : Study: TV rating suggests ‘blurred’ nudity suitable for kids

4 Every girl

11/2/2015 - One News Now: 'Supergirl' doesn't need 'Secret' ads, says PTC

8/21/2013 - Media Post News: PTC Tells 'Sexploitation' Story In Times Square Ad

6/13/2013 - Orange County Register: Ugly side of child beauty pageants

6/11/2013 - The Channel Mom Show: Making Young Girls Sexy?

profanity

5/14/2013 - The Patriots News: America's potty mouth is flushing our dignity down the drain: Anne Reeves

1/23/2012 - Today Show - Kids and Cursing

Indecency

9/24/2014 -World Net Daily Rape Joke On Fox Cartoons Draws Attention

7/16/2014 - The Washington Times - VH1’s ‘Naked Dating’ outrages parents group'

1/20/2014 - TVNewsCheck - PTC Blasts Jan. 14 Episode Of "Dads"

7/16/2014 - The Washington Times - VH1’s ‘Naked Dating’ outrages parents group'

11/6/2012 - CNN - Indecency on TV: Should the FCC crack down or give up?

2/6/2012 - CNN - Middle finger 'malfunction' mars Super Bowl halftime show

2/13/2012 – Deadline Hollywood - PTC Targets MTV’s ‘I Want My Pants Back’ Over Racy Content

2/14/2012 - ABC News - Parent Advocacy Group Decries MTV’s New ‘Sex Soaked’ Show

1/8/2012 – Washington Post - Supreme Court case tests FCC’s power to police TV indecency

1/6/2012 –CNN 'F-bomb' case reaches Supreme Court

Sexualization

7/15/2014 - Fox News- ‘Virgin Territory:’ MTV pushes the limit with reality show about losing it

5/26/2012 - Deseret News - Combating the negative impacts of reality TV on girls' sense of self

3/9/2012 – Fox News - 'Dance Moms' 'nude' dance routine episode playground for pedophiles, experts say

FCC Proposal

6/22/2013 - WorldNetDaily: Networks Demand More Sex and Cussing on Primetime TV

6/20/2013 - Washington Post: Parents plea with FCC to keep TV’s decency rules

6/11/2013 - Missouri Family Policy Council: FCC Proposes Plan to Relax Television Indecency Standards

5/21/2013 - FoxNews: FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity during kids’ television viewing hours

5/4/2013 - Tulsa World News: FCC needs to find clarity on FCC Rules

MTV VIdEo Awards sHow

8/28/2013 - The Rockdale News: Tune in to help your kids tune out trouble

8/28/2013 - USA Today: The Verdict on Hanna and the Montana judge

8/27/2013 - CNS News: The VMA Performance Violated MTV’s Own Broadcast, Workplace Standards

8/27/2013 - Open letter by Paul Porter of Rap Rehab: O'Reilly, Miley but why not MTV?

8/27/2013 - New York Times: The MTV Awards Show Prompts Familiar Complaint

8/26/2013 - Huffington Post: Parents Television Council Blasts MTV's VMAs Over Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga Performances

Live Award Shows

9/4/2015 - Associated Press: MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

3/4/2013 - The Blaze: PTC President Tim Winter: MacFarlane’s Hosting Performance at the Oscars Should Not Be a Surprise

Misrated Programs

12/14/2012 - The Clicker on MSNBC: PTC President slams 'Walking Dead'for 'brutally intense gore,' 'inaccurate' rating

9/23/2013 – Fox- Preventing sale of Grand Theft Auto V to underage kids

3/28/2012 – Los Angeles Times– ‘Bully’ Deserved an R

6/11/2012 – Reuters - TV networks pledge parent guidance to shows on Web

MISC

10/13/2011 - Toronto.com - Did Parents Television Council kill The Playboy Club?

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