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    Twenty Years, Twenty Top TV Moms

    by  • May 4, 2015 • Television • 14 Comments

    In honor of the PTC’s 20th anniversary and of Mother’s Day, we present, in no particular order, the 20 top broadcast TV moms of the last 20 years.

    TV moms have changed over the decades. On television today we seldom see the idealized mothers of generations past; whose hair was always perfectly coiffed, whose clothes...

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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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