It’s back to school time and lots of students have electronic devices on their school supply list thanks to the growing popularity of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiatives. The question is have parents and school districts done...Read more →
Warren Braden passed away this week at age 82. He’s not a household name, but Mr. Braden’s actions affected every household in America…and demonstrated how one man’s courage and determination can change Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and American culture.Read more →
That’s the question du jour this week, it seems.
Headlines from The Washington Post, ABC News, and People, among others, talk about Miley Cyrus’ comments...Read more →
The CEO of the FX basic cable and satellite network wants there to be absolutely no restraint on the number of f-words, amount of explicit sex, or intensity of violence and gore on his channel – and he...Read more →
When the cable company Suddenlink decided to stop carrying MTV and other graphic channels, critics predicted financial disaster. But it hasn’t worked out that way.Read more →
The NBC network will be home to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.With the beloved sporting event just a year away, advertisers are gearing up once again to market their products during the event.
Time and time again, the PTC has told advertisers that...Read more →
UP’s new series Ties That Bind combines an exciting and realistic police drama format with what UP is the very best at: family. And it does so honestly and realistically.Read more →
A recent article from Advertising Age reports that TV networks are stuffing more ads than ever into TV shows…espcially programs aimed at kids.Read more →
For pushing graphic gore into every living room in America – and rating it appropriate for children – NBC’s Hannibal (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET) is the Worst TV Show of the Week.Read more →
Creating wholesome programming that is suitable and entertaining for the whole family seems to have either fallen out of fashion, or else it has become a lost art, like calligraphy or cooperage. There was a time, not long ago, when the television schedule was...Read more →
For exposing viewers to graphic sexual dialogue at only 9:00 p.m. ET – only 8 p.m. Central/Mountain – the Wednesday, July 22nd season 2 premiere of VH1’s Dating Naked
deserves recognition for being the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt recently complained that there aren’t enough shows on TV that the entire family can enjoy together. A prime example of this trend are the programs on his his own network.Read more →
The advertising mantra since the days of the original Madison Avenue “Mad Men” has been “Sex Sells!” There is mounting evidence that’s not actually true.
Last week researchers at Ohio State University published the results of a meta-analysis of 53 studies comprising 8,489...Read more →
For unbelievably graphic sex rated appropriate for children, Tuesday, July 10th broadcast of the E! basic cable network’s Sex With Brody (10:30 p.m. ET) deserves recognition for being the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
For most of its existence, TV Land was devoted to classic, family-friendly reruns; but recently, the network “rebranded” itself as a home of original, more “edgy,” scripted programming…thus perpetrating a gigantic fraud on every cable and satellite subscriber in America.Read more →
The Parents Television Council responded to the news that MTV chose Miley Cyrus as the host of its 2015 Video Music Awards Show.
“MTV’s choice of Miley Cyrus as host for its annual Video Music Awards show makes clear the network’s intentions as...Read more →
On Friday, VH1 will be officially unveiling a new interactive billboard at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, right in the heart of Hollywood, to promote the second season of Dating Naked. The Billboard, according to VH1’s press release, will encourage pedestrians to “peel...Read more →
In late June, the USA network premiered Mr. Robot, a dark drama about a young, anti-social cyber security engineer named Elliot Alderson as he struggles with the decision to either join the cold, massive E Corp that was responsible for his father’s death, or Mr. Robot,...Read more →
This Tuesday, July 7th, the FYI network debuted a new show called The Seven Year Switch. The premise of the show is troubled couples swapping spouses and living with a stranger in an “experimental marriage.” And every cable and satellite subscriber in America is paying for it.Read more →
Every Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. Central/Mountain, the Fox Broadcasting Network shoves its horrific cartoon Golan the Insatiable at an audience of hundreds of thousands of children. But the program is not suitable for children of any age.Read more →
Every July 4th, Americans celebrate the triumph of their rights and their independence from tyranny.
As media consumers, Americans also have the right to be free of the tyranny of media companies and their offensive content.
In celebration of Independence Day, the PTC has codified the media rights...Read more →
Today it was revealed that TV Land – the Viacom-owned cable channel dedicated to classic TV shows, has stopped airing the ‘80s series, “Dukes of Hazzard” in the wake of recent controversy surrounding the continued use of the Confederate flag in public spaces. The...Read more →
If there were ever a TV Sponsorship Hall of Shame, the four companies most deserving of recognition would have to be Gap, Red Bull, YUM Brands, T-Mobile.
If there’s a program that other advertisers won’t go near, you can bet one or more of those...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on A&E to offer a refund to cable subscribers who do not want to subsidize its FYI network, which will be premiering Seven Year Switch, a program featuring couples switching spouses and that will presumably encourage adultery, and which...Read more →
This story about a former Marine Corps dog, and how he helps a disgruntled slacker boy grow into a man, is filled with action, suspense, and quality characterization,while being deeply respectful toward Christianity, patriotism, and America’s military.Read more →