January 20, 2011 |
Landini Brothers is an old-fashioned Italian joint that lacks the sleek aesthetic of the power lunch spots in Washington, and makes no apologies for it. The walls are stone, the ceilings are low and a sign behind the bar declares: "Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy. " But it's one of the best places to catch top Republican operatives in action, thanks to one attribute the trendy eateries near the White House cannot claim: proximity to the GOP's political hub. Within several blocks of the restaurant's King Street location are more than two dozen Republican media, polling and public relations firms.
September 10, 2006
I can think of many obscene things this country has done to children but foul language is not one of them ("NBC Criticized for Language," Sept. 1). If, indeed, "millions of children were in the viewing audience" for the Emmys, as Parents Television Council President L. Brent Bozell said, and they were waiting breathlessly to see what Helen Mirren would wear and say, then something is going on that marketing executives should know. Kurt Sipolski Palm Desert
November 9, 2006 |
Parents Television Council, which has flooded the Federal Communications Commission with TV indecency complaints in recent years, criticized the agency for reversing itself on two cases. The FCC ruled Monday that use of the word "bullshitter" during a live interview on CBS' "The Early Show" was not indecent because it aired on a news show. And it dismissed complaints about coarse language on ABC's "NYPD Blue" because they were made against a station by a viewer outside its market.
November 2, 2006 |
Reality shows are among the best on television for children, a parents' watchdog group says. Of the shows currently popular among young people, "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are the most suitable, the Parents Television Council said. "When we think of reality shows, we tend to think of offensiveness," said L. Brent Bozell, the PTC's president. "And yet, reality shows have gotten better."
October 20, 2005 |
Four Fox network programs, led by the comedies "The War at Home," "Family Guy" and "American Dad," topped a parents group's annual listing of the worst prime-time shows for family viewing. The Parents Television Council rated two aspirational reality shows, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and NBC's new "Three Wishes," as best for family viewing. "Families should not be deceived," said the group's president, L. Brent Bozell.
September 2, 1987 |
L. Brent Bozell III has resigned as president of the controversial National Conservative Political Action Committee amid reports that the group is more than $4 million in debt. In a statement issued Monday, Bozell attributed his decision to a policy dispute but he did not provide specifics. He said he expected to found a new organization, Media Research Center, and expected several members of the NCPAC staff to join him.