Just before Christmas, Entertainment Weekly published an unedited question and answer session (warning: the original story on the Entertainment Weekly website contains graphic images) with PTC President Tim Winter.
It’s not to be missed!
It’s unusual for a major publication to devote such resources to...Read more →
Back on September 2, a law professor at George Washington University filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission urging the FCC to ban the use of the term “Redskins” on broadcast networks as obscene, or profane, or even classified as hate speech. Regardless...Read more →
For once again bringing innocent and nostalgic cheer to generations of viewers, CBS’ 50th anniversary broadcast on December 9th of the perennial holiday favorite Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the Best TV Show of the Week.Read more →
For polluting the public airwaves with ignorant, hate-filled, anti-Christian bigotry at Christmas, the Sunday, December 7th episode of Fox’s Family Guy is the Worst TV Show of the Week.Read more →
For one last episode containing gore-soaked mayhem, the December 9th series finale of FX’s Sons of Anarchy is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
The Hollywood trade press is trumpeting the news that the series finale of FX’s drama Sons of Anarchy had a “record” high number of viewers. But this claim isn’t telling the whole story.Read more →
There once was a time on American television when shows that featured families would generally be suitable for family viewing. I’m not even going all the way back to I Love Lucy or Father Knows Best, there are other much more recent examples of the success...Read more →
TV network executives like to claim that “we’re only giving people what they want” when they show graphic sex and violence; but recently, one top network boss admitted this isn’t true. Read more →
For once again reminding viewers of the true meaning of Christmas, ABC’s Tuesday, December 2nd airing of the holiday favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas is the Best TV Show of the Week. Read more →
For crassly exploiting the tragedy of rape for the purposes of “entertainment,” the December 4th episode of CW’s Reign is the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
A year-end celebration of Daniel Tosh’s utterly crass and tasteless, lowest-common-denominator “humor” explains why the Tuesday, December 2nd season finale of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
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.Read more →
This past Halloween, viewers were horrified when ABC ran a sexually explicit episode of Scandal immediately after a Peanuts holiday cartoon. Now, parents may face a similar situation next week.Read more →
The PTC is pleased to join forces with other public interest groups, concerned private companies, labor unions and industry associations to form the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition. Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced the $45 billion deal in February; however, the transaction...Read more →