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TV Watch Emerges as Voice of Reason Representing Majority of Americans


-- Who Should Decide What We Watch On TV?

-- Time Magazine cover story, Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY all ask: Should Government Take Over the Remote?

-- TV Watch Emerges as the Voice of Reason Representing the Majority of Americans

TOPIC: The debate over who decides what content is appropriate continues to heat up in Washington with lawmakers and regulators considering increasing their control of TV. High-profile TV moments such as Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl captured the country’s attention and until now advocates for increased government control have dominated the debate.

Most Americans Want Control Rather Than Government Intervention of TV Content.

Among the findings of a TV Watch national survey released this week:

-- Some people will always be able to find something on television or radio that offends them. But the sensitivities of a few should not dictate the choices for everyone else.

-- More than nine out of ten Americans (92 percent) agree that while they don’t always like the content of the programs that they and their families watch, “I’d rather make that decision for myself than have the government make the decision for me.”

WHAT: The survey was released by TV Watch, a new broad-based grassroots coalition advocating for responsibility over government intervention and educating Americans about tools to control TV content. To learn more about TV Watch and for complete results of the survey visit

WHO: Jim Dyke, Executive Director, TV Watch is available for interviews to discuss:

-- Why Americans overwhelmingly want the decision of what is seen on TV in private homes to remain a personal one -- not one made by the government.

-- The impact groups supporting increased government regulation have already had on television viewing.

-- The ratings and blocking technology that allows viewers to control TV content.


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