• Hail to the Redskins, Fail to the FCC

    by  • December 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Back on September 2, a law professor at George Washington University filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission urging theWashington-Redskins-logo FCC to ban the use of the term “Redskins” on broadcast networks as obscene, or profane, or even classified as hate speech.  Regardless...

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    Family Friendly Shows Triumph in Ratings – Again

    by  • December 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A common refrain among the Hollywood crowd is that entertainment must be “edgy” or “push the envelope” of taste or appropriateness to gain an audience and be successful.  As we at the PTC like to point out, that is very often the opposite of reality – and viewership numbers are the proof of that.

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    Can Double Entendres Be Indecent?

    by  • November 15, 2014 • 10 Comments

    WARNING: EXPLICIT DIALOGUE AND DESCRIPTIONS

    It’s not exactly unusual for the PTC to criticize Family Guy.  It’s consistently among the most offensive programs on television, and it’s particularly problematic given the fact that it’s animated and consequently naturally appeals to kids.  Much of Family Guy’s most shocking content has been chronicled by the PTC during...

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    ABC Puts a Peep Show Next to a Playground

    by  • November 3, 2014 • 44 Comments

    Like millions of others, were you watching It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown with your family last Thursday night?abclogo

    If so, ABC had a rude and unexpected surprise waiting for you immediately after the end of the show: graphic sex in the very next scene.  PTC President...

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