Representatives from TV Watch and the Creative Coalition seemingly came away from the Senate Commerce Committee's "Open Forum on Decency" with more than a transcript of their remarks. TV Watch's Jim Dyke and CC's Joey Pantoliano have announced an alliance to push TV Watch's "1-2-3 Safe TV" campaign, with CC's roster of 50 entertainers (headlined by Bill Cosby) chipping in. Pantoliano said, "Creative expression in America-whether it's a play about a national hero, a cartoon that lampoons politicians or a gritty TV drama-should never be subject to government approval. It's important for our freedoms that it stay that way." He added, "Parents should manage what their kids watch, not politicians. We don't need Washington making decisions for our families regarding what's playing in our living rooms." "The answer to the question of who should decide what programs kids watch on TV is parents," agreed Cosby. "And in homes where parents are not available to filter what children see, it is even more important that an adult use the tools that keep inappropriate programming from children. This is a form of protection."
Creative Coalition members signing on with TV Watch
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