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 →
Today the Parents Television Council released a study of Streaming Video On Demand (SVOD) services and Over-The-Top streaming delivery devices called “Over-The-Top or a Race to the Bottom: A Parent’s Guide to Streaming Video.” Read more →
The new commissioners have been confirmed. Read more →
Our late Honorary Chairman, Steve Allen, believed that Hollywood could be a force for good in the world. Having worked in the movie, television and music industries in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, he had seen first-hand how movies could lift the spirits of the nation...Read more →
The news has been dominated in recent days, and throughout 2016, with reports of the deaths of beloved and iconic celebrities: Alan Thicke, Florence Henderson, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, to name a few (and we are certainly grateful...Read more →
Family audiences seldom lack for programming options during this time of year when there is a wealth of family-friendly content available on both broadcast and cable television. There are original holiday-themed movies on Hallmark; G-rated box office hits...Read more →
School starting later in the morning isn’t the answer; healthier living is.Read more →
Did the entertainment industry influence the outcome of the election? Read more →
The Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council is urging California voters to reject Proposition 64, a ballot measure designed to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, but that would also allow recreational marijuana to be advertised...Read more →
The Parents Television Council congratulated its Advisory Board Member Paul Porter, who has launched a new radio station in Orlando, Fla., today. The station, WHPB 98.5FM, serves the primarily African American community of Pine Hills and Metro Orlando....Read more →
Nearly everyone over a certain age has fond memories of watching The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for eleven successful seasons on CBS, picking up 25 Emmy Awards, 8 Golden Globe Awards and 3 People’s Choice Awards along the way.
Few performers before or since...Read more →
This quirky comedy is premised on selfish and reckless behavior.Read more →