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    EW’s Exclusive Q&A with PTC President Tim Winter

    by  • December 29, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability, Broadcast Decency, Cable Choice, Misrated, Movies, Profanity, Ratings Reform, Sex, Sexualization, Television, Violence • 2 Comments

    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!

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    It’s unusual for a major publication to devote such resources to...

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    Family Friendly Shows Triumph in Ratings – Again

    by  • December 9, 2014 • Television • 0 Comments

    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.

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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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