The Parents Television Council offered congratulations to Geoffrey Starks for being confirmed as a new FCC commissioner, and to current FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on being confirmed to a new term.
“We offer our congratulations to Starks on...Read more →
In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Parents Television Council called on them to “immediately to pass the Family Movie Act Clarification Act legislation, which is currently pending before the House,” and which presents a “unique...Read more →
Parents have a tough job protecting their children from harmful entertainment – whether it’s in video games, on smart phones, or on television.
This past year has been no different. Hollywood continues to market explicit content to children. Hollywood continues to push sex,...Read more →
There are abundant reasons why Netflix should never have given the green-light to 13 Reasons Why — the high-school drama about a teenaged girl who is raped, then “slut-shamed” by her peers at school and commits suicide —...Read more →
In Hollywood, it’s not always certain that the old adage, “What goes around, comes around,” is true — but it is today.Read more →
Every September the PTC attends they Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest — where episodes of new television series are screened ahead of their broadcast TV premieres – to get a jump-start on the fall television season...Read more →
Halloween is just one week away, and already Hollywood has been busy turning-out blood-chilling feature films, specials and original series. Jamie Lee Curtis is back in theaters with a new addition to the Halloween franchise, and Netflix has...Read more →
The Parents Television Council filed reply comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Children’s Television Programming Rules (MB Docket No. 18-202), otherwise known as “KidVid.” Read more →
Whether you are talking to friends and family, or reading news stories about the media giant, it seems no one has anything critical to say about Netflix. But is that a healthy...Read more →
The Parents Television Council applauds HBO and its corporate parent, AT&T, for removing the pornographic content from its platform — but urges AT&T to make the same move by removing X-rated pornographic content from DirecTV.Read more →
Netflix is on the hook to answer why it continues to distribute child pornography found in the controversial film Desire that shows a young girl engaged in an explicit act.Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued a statement in response to Netflix’s announcement that it is renewing “13 Reasons Why” for a third season.
“We condemn Netflix for renewing its teen-targeted suicide drama ’13 Reasons Why.’ The company already potentially has the blood of children on their hands...Read more →
Flip through the endless TV shows with your remote, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find fathers portrayed in any kind of meaningful way.
If TV writers of the 1950s went too far in depicting fathers as all-knowing...Read more →
On Friday, May 18, Netflix dropped the second season of 13 Reasons Why, a teen-focused drama about the 13 reasons why its main teenaged female character committed suicide. That same day, America was rocked by reports of yet another school shooting in...Read more →
The Parents Television Council welcomed the news that Fox Broadcasting canceled “The Mick,” that for two seasons consistently marketed adult content to children and routinely put child characters in extremely adult situations. The PTC also heralded the return of “Last Man Standing” to the airwaves, which...Read more →
Paul Porter, an Advisory Board Member of the Parents Television Council, founder of Rap Rehab, and co-founder of Industry Ears, offered a statement today regarding Spotify’s announcement of its new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct Policy.Read more →
On March 8, 2018, the Parents Television Council Program Director Melissa Henson took part in a high profile meeting at the White House about media violence. An extensive amount of media coverage covered this meeting with President Trump.Read more →
The #MeToo movement that caught fire last fall –when one of Hollywood’s worst-kept-secrets (that of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged serial sexual abuse of young female stars) was finally reported in the press — has so far been the dominant theme of 2018. It was the unofficial star...Read more →
CVS recently announced that the company will not alter beauty images in its marketing materials. In a joint op-ed at Fox News Opinion, Parents Television Council Advisory Board Member and Cover Girl Culture Director Nicole Clark and PTC Program Director Melissa Henson wrote about...Read more →
Advertisers will spend an estimated $5 million for a 30-second spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl and a shot at pitching their brand or service to the largest audience for any television broadcast all year.
Some marketers have opted to use their 30 seconds to highlight a cause...Read more →
The Parents Television Council’s “4 Every Girl” Campaign welcomes CVS’ announcement that the company will not alter beauty images in its marketing materials.Read more →
The Federal Communications Commission voted today to allow giant corporations to own more broadcast stations in the same market. This is a dangerous trend for American citizens, consumers – and democracy.Read more →
The Parents Television Council has joined the Coalition to Save Local Media in opposing media consolidation.Read more →
Although cartoons for adult audiences are neither a new nor a revolutionary idea, until fairly recently, even those animated programs designed primarily with grown-ups in mind, like Loony Tunes and The Flintstones,...Read more →