The trend of violence on television has not abated one whit. If anything, it has intensified.
News.com.au observed of this year’s Emmy nominees and winners, “While Hollywood basks in its current and much-lauded golden era of television, the new normal of programming is for...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2014) – The Parents Television Council issued the following statement in reaction to MTV’s “Video Music Awards” special, which aired last night.
“MTV seemed to have toned down the VMA broadcast this year – at least compared to last year’s cringe-inducing mess. The MTV broadcast standards...Read more →
Today, Nicki Minaj released the video for her new single “Anaconda,” and she is slated to perform on the VMAs this weekend. The video is described (accurately) in
The Wrap like this:
After tons of teasing, an endless stream of racy promo pics...Read more →
In every other business, driving away customers means losing money. But not in the cable industry.Read more →
We at the PTC are always happy to shine a light on companies that are doing good work and having a positive impact on the culture, so today we would like to applaud General Mills for its positive portrayal of fathers with its new #HowToDad Peanut...Read more →
UPDATE, Thursday 10:15 AM ET. Entertainment Tonight has posted the segment here.
PTC’s own Director of Grassroots Communication and Advocacy, Melissa Henson, will appear tonight on nationally syndicated Entertainment Tonight.
She will be discussing the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, and the PTC’s admonition to MTV and...Read more →
Today, PTC president Tim Winter called on MTV not to repeat the mistakes made during the 2013 Video Music Awards. Although much of the media attention was focused on the performance of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the explicit content of last year’s VMAs...Read more →
The PTC is strongly pro-cable choice. That is, the idea that consumers and families should have the ability to pick, choose, and pay for the cable programming they wish to come into their homes. That way, they would not be forced to subsidize the enormous...Read more →
Caution: This video contains strong language and suggestive imagery.
A model whose likeness was used for a highly suggestive Burger King ad five years ago is claiming that she did not consent to having her image used in that way and is calling for a boycott of Burger King.
The image...Read more →
Dear Matt (with a copy to Seth MacFarlane),
There is nothing funny about rape.
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The damage, both physical and emotional, is incalculable. Too many have suffered and too few of...Read more →
PTC President Tim Winter has a new piece published at One News Now today lamenting McDonald’s turn from among the most family-friendly advertisers on television to one of the worst:
The juxtaposition of this historically family brand with such sexually graphic content is shocking, to...Read more →
VH1 Has now assaulted families with Dating Naked, which is just as you might imagine – a “dating” show entirely predicated on the nudity of the contestants – for three weeks now. The episode that aired last Thursday evening contained near-constant nudity, several instances of...Read more →