Viewers can once again dial the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board if they have an issue with how a TV show is rated for content.
The Parents Television Council today urged the Senate to approve Jessica Rosenworcel’s renomination to the FCC, and called on President Trump to fill the remaining commissioner slot with a nominee who will advocate for children and families. PTC said: “Most pressing among pro-family FCC issues is the reform of the TV content ratings system, which has […]
The TV content ratings system is a shameful failure that is causing young American minds to be polluted with smut, profanity and graphic violence, says the Parents Television Council in its latest study in which it pounds on the commercial broadcast networks.
The Parents Television Council is calling out Fox Broadcasting for rating an episode of The Following that showed a young woman having her throat brutally and graphically slit open as appropriate for children as young as 14. The episode aired as early as 8 p.m. C/MT and was given a TV-14 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) rating instead of what PTC feels would have been a more appropriate TV-MA (Mature Audience Only) rating.
Parents will now be able use the TV ratings system when children watch programs from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, TeleFutura, Telemundo and Univision on the Internet.
The Obama administration is considering an overhaul of the nation’s television content ratings, potentially enabling the use of alternatives from religious, parental, and other groups that utilize more rigorous standards, according to government, industry and advocacy sources.