• About Christopher Gildemeister

    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    Worst Cable TV Show of the Week: Girl Code on MTV

    by  • May 30, 2013 • Misrated, Sex, Sexualization, Worst Cable Show of the Week • 52 Comments

    “The dirty little secret at MTV is that their demo is not 22-year-old college students. Their demo is 12, 13-year-old kids, 14-year-old boys and girls who are often home alone and unsupervised.” — Rachel Campos-Duffy, a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco (CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, January 21,2011) 

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    ESPN Boss Trashes Cable Choice Bill

    by  • May 16, 2013 • Cable Choice • 1 Comment

    Millions of Americans will be enthused about Senator McCain’s Cable Choice bill…but ESPN President John Skipper isn’t.

    ESPN is far and away the most expensive of the basic cable channels. Dishonestly attempting to shrug off McCain’s bill, Skipper recently opined that “the cost for a family of four to go to dinner and a movie...

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    FCC Knuckles Under to Entertainment Industry – AGAIN!

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Broadcast Decency • 0 Comments

    Last month, the FCC asked for public comments on its new policy of taking action only against “egregious” violations of broadcast decency law. The deadline was May 20th. Though nearly 100,000 Americans filed comments demanding the agency enforce current standards, the FCC has extended the deadline – because the entertainment industry told them to. 

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