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2008-08-10 12:00:21

By Brian Urie Parents Television Council In the 1970s a popular poem taught us that children "learn what they live," and in recent years, we've seen the truth of that maxim played out in schools and on playgrounds across the country. An entire genre of music, popularized and pushed into the mainstream by greedy corporations, has taught a generation of children that the road to success is paved with drugs, violence and disrespect of women. The Parents Television Council, in cooperation...

2008-08-05 18:00:24

The Parents Television Council won't be satisfied with television content until they convince the government to enforce their personal, selective judgments. Parents agree with the challenges of selecting appropriate content in a multimedia era, but overwhelmingly reject their 'we know best and the government will make sure of that' approach. We believe that over the years, the Parents Television Council has released numerous studies aimed at influencing lawmakers and regulators to...

2006-04-25 13:14:13

By Jeremy Pelofsky LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission told television broadcasters on Tuesday they should know what is indecent because the law has not changed in more than 25 years. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin denied accusations by broadcasters that recent agency decisions, ruling several programs that included profanity were indecent, had failed to give sufficient guidance on what can be aired on television. "The commission's findings...

2005-12-05 18:51:10

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television and cable industry representatives met on Monday to try to address concerns about racier shows and head off possible government regulations, two sources familiar with the talks said. The meeting included a discussion on how to deal with confusion over different rating systems for television shows and movies, which advocacy groups have complained are inadequate, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The...

2005-11-29 00:56:54

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Americans overwhelmingly want Big Brother to butt out of their TV watching, according to a new study of U.S. viewing habits set for release Tuesday. According to the survey done this month by Russell Research for TV Watch, 81% of American TV watchers worry about the kinds of programs their children could be exposed to, and 91% of parents said more parental involvement is the best way to keep kids from seeing what they shouldn't see....

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2005-11-29 00:55:00

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly want Big Brother to butt out of their TV watching, according to a new study of U.S. viewing habits set for release Tuesday. According to the survey done this month by Russell Research for TV Watch, 81% of American TV watchers worry about the kinds of programs their children could be exposed to, and 91% of parents said more parental involvement is the best way to keep kids from seeing what they shouldn't see. Just 9% of parents said the...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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