foullanguage http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/16141/all en PTC Study: Violence, Sex and Profanity Overwhelm TV's Family Hour http://www.mrc.org/articles/ptc-study-violence-sex-and-profanity-overwhelm-tvs-family-hour <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The earliest hour of prime time broadcast television, traditionally called the Family Hour, is no longer family friendly, according to a new study by the Parents Television Council (PTC).</p> <br /> <p >The study, titled <a href="http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/release/2007/0905.asp" />The Alarming Family Hour</a>, reports that 90 percent of Family Hour shows contain objectionable content.   Since 2001 violent content is up nearly 53 percent in the 8:00 (ET) hour.  Sexual content is up 22 percent, and foul language was used in more than three-fourths of the programs.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ptc-study-violence-sex-and-profanity-overwhelm-tvs-family-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family familyhour foullanguage Fox PTC sex Television violence Wed, 05 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27687 at http://www.mrc.org 'Conservatives' for Sleaze TV http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservatives-sleaze-tv <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Webster's defines “conservatism” as meaning “marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners.” Sadly, today there are those who call themselves “conservative” who have no interest in preserving tradition, who uphold no standards on the question of taste, and who have no appetite for appearing the slightest bit fuddy-duddy on the question of manners.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservatives-sleaze-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Conservatism foullanguage Television Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27786 at http://www.mrc.org South Park Filth Fest http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-park-filth-fest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p ><em>South Park,</em> one of the signature shows on Viacom's Comedy Central network, is trumpeting this weekend's broadcast of  its “Dirty Dozen.”  And the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">South</i></st1:placename><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></i></st1:place> “Dirty Dozen” bears no resemblance to the 1967 movie classic of the same name.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/south-park-filth-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ComedyCentral FCC foullanguage indecency SouthPark Fri, 15 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27795 at http://www.mrc.org Judges vs. the FCC http://www.mrc.org/articles/judges-vs-fcc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The nation's leading champions of televised profanities celebrated a victory for the “First Amendment” when the Manhattan-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals rebuffed the FCC's attempt to fine Fox Entertainment for dropping F- and S-bombs on prime-time television by Cher and Paris Hilton's pal Nicole Richie, in front of millions of young children. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/judges-vs-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education courts FCC foullanguage Fox judges profanity Fri, 08 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27807 at http://www.mrc.org