Fifty-five years ago today, in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, FCC Chairman Newton N. Minow decried the majority of television programming as a “vast wasteland.” Today, his daughter Nell Minow joins the PTC and 26 other organizations in calling for a reform of...Read more →
The Disney-owned ABC rates child molestation the same as Cinderella.Read more →
One of the major problems with the TV Content Ratings System is the fact that the same networks that create graphic shows also pick which rating their own shows get. Read more →
NBC’s “found footage” comedy series Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon demonstrates the need for Ratings Reform – by not carrying any rating at all. Read more →
The PTC’s president kicks off the campaign for Ratings Reform – by demonstrating why such reform is so desperately needed. Read more →
The PTC’s newest study examines the twenty-year history of the TV content ratings system – and finds failures that make the system inadequate to protect children…and which reflect an inherent conflict of...Read more →
Any reasonable person would be justified in assuming that PG is PG is PG; whether you are watching a television program or a movie, if it carries a PG rating, the...Read more →
Here are some ways parents and other concerned citizens can help protect children by fighting the graphic and gratuitous violence, sex, and profanity that dominates TV and media...Read more →
We all know that TV impacts the culture, and in turn, our children. TV has proven that it can be a positive force for good. Think of the ground covered in promoting positive, strong female characters on TV and in other entertainment...Read more →
For extreme, graphic violence, the Sunday, December 6th episode of AMC’s Into the Badlands was definitely Misrated.Read more →
It’s becoming an increasingly common phenomena that networks with uninteresting shows to pedal will try to gin-up interest by giving the show a sleazy, jaw-droppingly inappropriate name. Read more →
Recently, the PTC has been urging the public to view clips from TV programs, then vote on what TV content rating they think the program received. The result has been an outpouring of support for Ratings Reform.Read more →
The El Rey cable network recently took action to accurately rate programming and protect children from graphic content. Read more →
Despite its failure with the American public, the Hollywood trade press has been applauding Scream Queens. But does it belong on the public airwaves at 7 o’clock Central/Mountain?Read more →
The morning of August 26th, television audiences getting their morning news from CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA, were witness to a horrific act of violence...Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued a statement in reaction to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
“MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead they chose to...Read more →
1. MTV doesn’t seem to know who their target audience is.
It’s a bit of a jarring juxtaposition to see an image of a fresh-faced, young teen girl still wearing braces in mascara ads right...Read more →
Last Sunday, Fox Broadcasting premiered its animated cartoon, Golan the Insatiable, and by doing so, exposed nearly a half a million children to very explicit content.
As such, we are calling on Fox Broadcasting to move this cartoon out of primetime, and are asking advertisers to reconsider their sponsorship of this...Read more →
Last Sunday night, the Fox broadcast network premiered their new cartoon Golan the Insatiable – a program featuring explicit violence, sexual content, sadistic imagery, and child protagonists, which is aimed at child viewers.Read more →
In a new research report about Fox Broadcasting’s Family Guy, the Parents Television Council found a disturbing and increasing pattern of jokes on the show about sexually abusing children. In fact, 79 percent of all the sexually violent scenes that aired on the primetime broadcast...Read more →
The Parents Television Council called WE tv’s decision to take its live sex show, “Sex Box,” off the air after only airing five episodes a victory for its members and other concerned citizens who signed a national petition against the show.Read more →