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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!


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

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    When TV Urges Us To Root For The Killer

    by  • May 29, 2014 • Movies, Television, Violence • 5 Comments

    This past Friday, while an emotionally disturbed young man was on a murderous rampage on the grounds of the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus, NBC was showing a man being disemboweled by a serial killer, and a woman’s throat being graphically slit open for “entertainment.”

    Haven’t we seen enough real-life bloodshed and senseless violence? Why,...

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    A Tale of Two Movies – Updated

    by  • May 29, 2014 • Movies • 6 Comments


    The summer movie season rolls on with two major releases this coming weekend, Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

    Maleficent is Disney’s reimagining of the villain of 1959’s Sleeping Beauty fame, and while the trailers indicate there may be...

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    The Oscars Shine Brighter With Ellen

    by  • March 3, 2014 • Awards Shows, Movies • 5 Comments

    The Academy Awards are in the books for another year, and there wasn’t much in the way of surprises among the award winners.  If you’ve been paying attention to all the other many awards shows thus far this year, you already know that a handful of films have claimed more or less all the...

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