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4/18/2005

Broadcasters Meet in Vegas

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/18/2005 @ 8:36 am

The National Association of Broadcasters will hold its annual conference in Sin City this week. Indecency and its regulation will be one of the prime topics, although FCC chair Kevin Martin canceled his appearance at the last minute because of the death of his father.

Participants will be holding a “town hall” style meeting on indecency on Tuesday morning.

More at the Houston Chronicle.

1 Comment

  1. This is from an April 18, 2005 Reuters article PTC: Nets’ ratings mislead

    “The TV ratings are meaningless,” said PTC President Brent Bozell. “Most television programs showing foul language, violence and inappropriate sexual dialogue or situations do not use the appropriate content descriptors.”
    Here is one of their examples

    “It cited censored profanity on ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which had a PG, or parental guidance, rating but no language warning.”

    If the profanity is censored, then why do they need a warning?

    Brent Bozell wrote in an April 15, 2005 PTC Entertainment Column “The V-chip is no magic pill”
    “For starters, most parents have no idea how this V-chip works or know that their TV set even contains one. A survey done by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that only 15 percent of parents they surveyed have used the V-chip.”

    The PTC should use their web site to educate parents on how to use the V-chip. It was parents groups who insisted that we have TV ratings and the V-chip. Finally, parents are outraged over the fact that little Timmy mastered the V-chip faster than they did, but find it funny that little Timmy can open Mommy‚Äôs child proof bottle of Prozac when Mommy can’t figure out the child proof cap herself. So something that could kill little Timmy takes a back seat to a TV show.

    Comment by Tony Figueroa — 4/19/2005 @ 6:44 am

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