The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that it would be undertaking an agency review of the so-called “Kid Vid Rules” that impose minimum educational and informational programming guidelines on television broadcasters.Read more →
It may not be among George Carlin’s infamous seven. But as we’ve seen just this past week, the ‘N-word’ on television is a verbal lightning rod for controversy and anger. And rightly so, given its historical connotation of racism and hatred in our nation. Read more →
The annual broadcast of the Academy Awards is one of the most highly anticipated televised events of the year. In what is usually the second-most-watched broadcast every year (second only to the Super Bowl), viewers tune-in to see a lavish Hollywood...Read more →
The current cable TV model forces consumers to buy a bundle of networks. But in this era of more choice, the current model just isn’t a fit any longer.Read more →
Let’s have a round of applause for the NBC Broadcast Standards employees who had their hands on the mute button during last night’s Golden Globes telecast. They did an impressive job, and it was no easy task.
Amid the...Read more →
The entertainment industry believes that the gorier and more sexually explicit a program is, the more viewers it attracts. But advertisers who sponsor violent or sexually explicit programming are actually hurting their bottom line....Read more →
Today it was revealed that TV Land – the Viacom-owned cable channel dedicated to classic TV shows, has stopped airing the ‘80s series, “Dukes of Hazzard” in the wake of recent controversy surrounding the continued use of the Confederate flag in public spaces. The...Read more →
Shark Tank delivers every positive quality a television show is capable of bringing to an audience.
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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 →
We have WONDERFUL NEWS to report!
The Parents Television Council has just learned that the Fox Broadcasting Network has cancelled its “Animation Domination High Definition” (“ADHD”) program. According to a wire story in the Hollywood trade publication Broadcasting & Cable, executives at...Read more →
I’m a diehard hockey fan and will forever admire, respect and revere Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player ever to lace up a pair of skates. I’m also a golf nut and subscribe to Golf Digest, poring over every page of every issue hoping to improve my game. Read more →
This past Sunday, the New York Daily News published a hatchet piece on the Parents Television Council written by Don Kaplan. Kaplan wrote in response to my public statement regarding Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Instead of crafting a cogent column, Kaplan entirely missed the point...Read more →