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Press Release

PTC Commends CBS for Grammys Broadcast

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 1/29/2018

LOS ANGELES (January 29, 2018) – The Parents Television Council applauded CBS for ensuring explicit language during the Grammys broadcast was muted.

“CBS has deservedly earned our public praise for ensuring that last night’s Grammy Awards broadcast was appropriate for family viewing. The Eye Network’s success can be measured by the fact that no one is talking about an ‘f-word’ or other explicit language today; instead the focus is on the awards and live performances, as it should be,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

“We understand how difficult it can be to monitor live broadcasts for explicit language, and we commend CBS’ broadcast standards team for their attention to detail and precision.

We also extend our gratitude to those artists who chose to substitute some of the more explicit lyrics during their live performances, demonstrating their respect for the audience watching at home.”

The Parents Television Council® ( is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at