PTC targets MTV

Undaunted by its court defeat at the hands of World Wrestling
Entertainment Inc., the Parents Television Council is back criticizing television
programming, this time focusing on teen fave MTV: Music Television.

PTC named five MTV programs among the worst with regard to family values on
basic cable: Undressed, The Real World, Celebrity
, The Andy Dick Show and The Osbournes, one of basic
cable's highest-rated programs.

"For those who think that raunch and vulgarity are found on only premium
cable channels, this is a wake-up call," PTC president and founder L. Brent Bozell said.

"Basic cable is worse than ever before. In a tasteless attempt to boost
ratings, basic cable has begun to target children with programs that clearly
push the envelope." the PTC said.

FX's The Shield is the least family-friendly show on basic cable, the group added,
also listing Comedy Central's South Park, TNN: The National Network's WWE Raw Is War and
Turner Network Television's Witchblade.

Among the most family-friendly shows on basic cable, according to the PTC, are
ABC Family's State of Grace and So Little Time; Nickelodeon's
The Brothers Garcia, SpongeBob SquarePants and Caitlin's Way;
Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire; Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls; MTV's
Making the Band; and A&E Network's Nero Wolf.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.