Parents Television Council

  1. Rihanna's 'Man Down' Murder Video Sparks Calls for BET, Viacom to Stop Airing

    June 02, 2011 6:25 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - A new Rihanna music video, in which the singer guns down a man in retaliation for an apparent sexual assault, was condemned on Wednesday for encouraging young women to turn to violence. "Man Down", which debuted on the Blac ...

  2. Who Can Afford Howard Stern?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern has begun negotiating a new radio contract. Perhaps not technically, but Stern's on-air mentions of his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal winding down at year's end, and his hedged proclamations of competing offers, are what on ...

  3. Parents TV Council Protests Britney Song

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Parents Television Council is warning parents and radio stations not to broadcast Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy" because the organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. ...

  4. Plugged & UnPlugged: MSN Music, Would-Be Game Censors

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Cited largely as further proof of how "evil" DRM is, Microsoft this summer will stop authorizing digital music files purchased from the old MSN Music service . Customers will have until the end of August to select which device th ...

  5. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  6. FCC Knocks Out Indecency Complaints

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. In one matter, the FCC considered complaints regarding ...

  7. FCC Reverses Ruling On Bono Comment

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reversing an earlier ruling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has concluded that a comment uttered by U2 singer Bono during the 2003 Golden Globe Awards show on NBC "violated the statutory Reversing an earlier ruling, the Federal C ...

  8. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...