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Parents Outraged Over Halloween Programming

charlie brownParents around the country are expressing their fury at ABC for exposing children and unsuspecting families, who had just finished watching the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown special on October 30, to graphic sex in the opening scene of the following program, Scandal.

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SCOTUS About to Hear Biggest Broadcast Indecency Case in 40 Years

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the nation grows increasingly horrified by the blatant improprieties being shown on prime time television these days, the Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in what many are calling the most important case concerning broadcast indecency in 40 years.

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Parents Beware! New Study Says Prime-Time Cartoons Are Full of Adult Content

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Parents Television Council® (PTC) has released the results of its latest study, “Cartoons Are No Laughing Matter,” which documents shocking levels of adult content on networks with the highest-rated primetime animated cable shows among children ages 12-17 such as the Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Adult Swim and Nick at Nite.

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Dramatic Increase in TV Depiction of Violence Against Women

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report by the Parents Television Council (PTC) has found that depictions of violence against women has increased by 120 percent on the nation’s airwaves in the last five years, with portrayals of violence against teenage girls increasing by a staggering 400 percent.

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