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December 17, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pair of conservative activists, better known for criticizing TV programs than supporting them, are trying to save NBC's low-rated "Against the Grain" through letter-writing campaigns to its sponsors and network. NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield and series producer Dave Johnson welcome the efforts by Rev. Donald E. Wildmon and L. Brent Bozell, but everyone involved acknowledges that the odds of the Texas high-school football drama getting renewed are long.
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May 30, 2005 | Michael Hiltzik
Nature provides us with many tools for gauging the passage of time, such as crocuses to herald the arrival of spring and the harvest moon to proclaim the autumnal equinox. Then there's the appearance of L. Brent Bozell III on every TV news program in creation, which marks the more-or-less annual arrival of the season for pontificating about indecency on TV. The latest Bozell-a-thon was provoked by a commercial promoting a cheeseburger sold by Carl's Jr.
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May 30, 2005 | Michael Hiltzik
Nature provides us with many tools for gauging the passage of time, such as crocuses to herald the arrival of spring and the harvest moon to proclaim the autumnal equinox. Then there's the appearance of L. Brent Bozell III on every TV news program in creation, which marks the more-or-less annual arrival of the season for pontificating about indecency on TV. The latest Bozell-a-thon was provoked by a commercial promoting a cheeseburger sold by Carl's Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pair of conservative activists, better known for criticizing TV programs than supporting them, are trying to save NBC's low-rated "Against the Grain" through letter-writing campaigns to its sponsors and network. NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield and series producer Dave Johnson welcome the efforts by Rev. Donald E. Wildmon and L. Brent Bozell, but everyone involved acknowledges that the odds of the Texas high-school football drama getting renewed are long.
BUSINESS
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
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September 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera
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.
NEWS
November 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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."
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October 20, 2005 | Associated Press
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.
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July 17, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Patricia Buckley Bozell, who was a matriarch of a prominent conservative family and helped start Triumph, an opinion journal of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, died Saturday at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 81 and had throat cancer. Bozell was born into a Catholic family whose fortune originated in Central and South American oil fields. Among her nine siblings were the late William F. Buckley Jr., who founded the magazine National Review, and James L. Buckley, a former Conservative Party U.S.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2000 | From Reuters
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against the Parents Television Council in a New York federal court accusing the conservative media watchdog group of using threats and lies to drive advertisers away. The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, also named the group's chairman, L. Brent Bozell, and the Media Research Center, another conservative group founded by Bozell, among others.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2004
Well, the fascists have finally entered the building. The benignly named Parents Television Council has come out and said it: It's the Jews ["Advocacy Group Says TV Has Little Respect for Religion," by Lynn Smith, Dec. 17, and "Yule Tidings of a Culture War," by Tim Rutten, Dec. 18]. Sorry, but I didn't catch the intended sarcasm claimed by its leader, L. Brent Bozell. In fact, I'm still wondering why Jews were even mentioned if they weren't relevant to the topic of the abuse of religion on television.
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