SpeakSpeak News


SpeakSpeak in Variety

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 04/03/2005 @ 7:08 am

Nutshell: Silent majority not so silent anymore.

That’s you. Speak up.

[One minor quibble with the article, and a correction. We silent majority folks are not, as the headline would have it, “speaking out for smut.” We are, however, fighting the Parents Television Council’s efforts to define “smut.” Likewise, we’re fighting the government’s efforts to put a price tag on free (even smutty!) speech.]

Now you can read the article.

Variety: Silent majority speaks out for smut.


SpeakSpeak in WaPo

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/25/2005 @ 10:37 pm

SpeakSpeak gets a mention in a Washington Post article regarding a bill by Bernie Sanders (D-VT) that would prohibit FCC regulation of cable and satellite content.

Anti-Indecency Forces Opposed


SpeakSpeak in Broadcasting & Cable

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 02/28/2005 @ 4:12 pm

Nice little piece about our efforts to counter the PTC in Broadcasting & Cable.

Keep the letters coming!


Are You Decent?

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 02/17/2005 @ 4:28 pm

The Austin Chronicle explores the effects of self-censorship on the people it affects most – the broadcasters. (And hey, SpeakSpeak gets a mention….)


To Our New Friends in Erie, PA

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 02/11/2005 @ 7:58 am


As promised, you can send a thank-you note to your PBS affiliate, WQLN, from our letters page.

And hey – we’d like to keep you in the loop. Please sign up for our spam-free e-alerts.


You Made a Difference!

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 02/08/2005 @ 10:00 am

“I’m just glad I’m not in (PBS’) PR department right now,” says Tara Taylor, a publicist at Oregon Public Broadcasting. “We’ve had an overwhelming response from viewers who want to see [Sugartime!].”

Check out this article on the cartoon controversy at Oregon Live.


PBS Update: “We’re Not Cutting Scenes. Really!”

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 01/20/2005 @ 2:45 pm

PBS press release, via TV Barn.

SpeakSpeak members have sent over 100 letters to PBS execs. Haven’t sent yours yet? Do it now.

PBS: Fear of FCC Fines Leads to Self-Censorship

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 01/20/2005 @ 1:08 pm

The LA Times has published a wire story about PBS’s decision to cut a Silkwoodesque decontamination scene from HBO’s Dirty Bomb.

PBS exec Jacoba Atlas sums it up thusly: “You want to pick your battles.”

Read about it in the Chicago Tribune.

Then, send a letter to PBS telling them that this is a battle worth fighting.

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