The Parents Television Council issued a stern warning to the IFC Center in New York City requesting that the theater not allow the admittance of children to the NC-17-rated film, Blue Is The Warmest Color, as the theater has presumably been doing.Read more →
In our most recent study, the Parents Television Council found that all but one of NBC’s dramas contain graphic violence, yet all are rated – by NBC itself — as appropriate for 14-year-old children. Read more →
Last October, Nick Jr. – a pay-TV network which billed itself as a “safe, educational place” for kids ages 2-6 – introduced its NickMom programming block, featuring references to genitalia, sex, drinking, and other inappropriate content. A year later, Nick Jr. is reaping what it sowed: plummeting viewership — and revenue.Read more →
Fox’s profane and graphically violent sex-and-drug cartoon block ADHD appears to be losing its focus – and presumably, its sponsors and viewers.Read more →
In response to the growing tide of Americans sick of media violence, the Motion Picture Association of America launched “Check the Box,” which it claimed would help consumers. But in fact, the new campaign was meaningless. PTC President Tim Winter recently discussed what a movie ratings system OUGHT to look like.
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A little girl is sexually molested by a cult leader. A woman is strangled by a psychotic who stalks her. A little boy is kidnapped, a man and woman are tortured, a half-dozen police officers are shot down. Is this content appropriate for 14 year olds?
Fox thinks so.
And this is just a sampling of...Read more →