Dems Want Content Ratings For TV Smoking

TV and movie ratings should include a smoking depiction warning, lawmakers say in letter to media executives. “Both film and television continue to expose children and adolescents to tobacco content conclusively proven to cause physical harm to young viewers.”

FCC Seeks Comment On TV Ratings System

The FCC is seeking comment on the TV ratings system, as Congress told it it had to do in the omnibus appropriations legislation that was enacted Feb. 15 and which averted a second government shutdown. In a public notice today, the FCC’s Media Bureau “seeks comment on the accuracy of the television content rating system, known as the TV Parental Guidelines, and the ability of the governing body for TV ratings, the TV Parental Guidelines Oversight Monitoring Board, to oversee the ratings system and address public concerns.”