• Television

    Can Double Entendres Be Indecent?

    by  • November 15, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Television, Worst of the Week • 10 Comments

    WARNING: EXPLICIT DIALOGUE AND DESCRIPTIONS

    It’s not exactly unusual for the PTC to criticize Family Guy.  It’s consistently among the most offensive programs on television, and it’s particularly problematic given the fact that it’s animated and consequently naturally appeals to kids.  Much of Family Guy’s most shocking content has been chronicled by the PTC during...

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    News Media: Friend or Foe?

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Television • 0 Comments

    We turn to the news in hopes of gaining the most accurate knowledge of our community and the world around us.  We watch it to stay informed.  But just how reassured can viewers be that the information we’re given is presented in its raw form? 

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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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    The Winning Formula

    by  • February 20, 2014 • Television • 3 Comments

    Frozen

    A fundamental tenet of business is first, find out what it is that people want or need; then set about to fill that demand. For years — decades, even — there has been data pointing to a massive, under-served market for family entertainment. The demand was unquestionably...

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    Bill Cosby Is Bringing Back Family TV

    by  • January 22, 2014 • Television • 1 Comment

    cosbyIf you grew up in the ‘80s, there’s a good chance you watched The Cosby Show. It was a cultural phenomenon and a ratings juggernaut for NBC for most of its eight-year run. The Cosby Show made for Must-See-TV for millions of households for the better...

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    “Golden Age of TV” Is a Myth

    by  • October 10, 2013 • Television • 0 Comments

    The Hollywood insiders who are pushing “dark” and “edgy” dramas containing ever-more graphic sex, violence, and language love to claim that, as a result, TV is now experiencing some kind of “golden age.” But when it comes to programs most Americans actually watch – especially comedies – this is a lie.

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