PTC calls FCC report a step in fixing broken system

Monday, May 20, 2019
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

FCC building entranceAn organization that aims to provide a “safe and sound” entertainment media environment for children and families in encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) congressional report on the state of the TV content ratings system.

"The FCC basically echoed the very concerns that the Parents Television Council (PTC) and other pro-family groups have been saying for years -- that the system is not serving parents; it's not serving children," PTC President Tim Winter tells OneNewsNow. "The FCC listed a number of very specific glaring problems that we agree with."

Winter

The FCC also offered a number of recommendations for Hollywood to fix its self-governing system. While he has his doubts about the entertainment industry's willingness to do that, Winter believes they deserve another try. But if the situation is not remedied, he believes Congress should step in.

"We may not like what Hollywood produces. They have a constitutional right -- just as we do -- to free speech," the PTC president recognizes. "But when they're going to produce something, we should be able, constitutionally, to make sure it is properly labeled. And right now it's not."

Winter adds that this FCC report must not be the end of the dialogue. He sees it as the next step in the journey to fixing the broken system.

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