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    TV Writers Take Note: The PTC is equally concerned about violence and profanity as sex on TV

    by  • November 21, 2014 • Sex, Television, Violence • 13 Comments

    In the wake of the PTC’s criticism of the FX network for bringing HBO-caliber p*rnography to basic cable, some critics and TV writers have taken the PTC to task for “hypocrisy” and claiming there was “divide” exposed between parental sensitivities on explicit sexual content and graphic violence.

    Simply put,...

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    Can Double Entendres Be Indecent?

    by  • November 15, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Television, Worst of the Week • 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 • Misrated, Sex • 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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    NY Post: The Family Hour Is Dead

    by  • October 27, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Sexualization, Violence • 9 Comments

    Naomi Schaefer Riley has an excellent piece over at the NY Post, highlighting some of the vulgarities masquerading as “family shows.”

     “Mom” has its humorous moments, but this is one “family” sitcom you’d never watch with your family. And it’s hardly alone. The premiere of “The Millers” last year included an extended conversation...

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    PTC Going to PaleyFest

    by  • September 2, 2014 • Paleyfest • 1 Comment

    The PTC is going to PaleyFest. You are invited to come along, and get a jump on the new fall TV shows!

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    Each year, the Paley Center for Media hosts PaleyFest, a preview of some of the new fall shows on the broadcast networks (CBS, ABC,...

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    #HowToDad

    by  • August 19, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability • 5 Comments

    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...

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