Home
Newsletter
Events
Blogs
Reports
Graphics
RSS
About Us
Support
Write for Us
Media Info
Advertising Info
Health news

Commercial Alert Blasts PBS Online Ad Plan (press release)

Thursday, October 19, 2006 by: NewsTarget
Tags: health news, Natural News, nutrition


Most Viewed Articles
https://www.naturalnews.com/020814_children_website_culture.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

According to today’s report in Communications Daily, PBS.org “proposes to solicit ads for its children’s [web]sites.” Tom Tardivo, vp-strategic asset management, told Communications Daily that “A half banner will appear on PBSkids.org and PBSkids Go! home pages.” Ads will also appear elsewhere on PBS websites.

“This is a betrayal of parents and children across the country,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert. “PBS has forgotten its mission, and is selling our children to the highest bidder. PBS President Paula Kerger should be fired immediately.”

“PBS is supposed to be a non-commercial alternative, but it is quickly becoming a copy of the other commercial networks,” Ruskin said. “Targeting children with ads online is just the latest in a long line of insults to American families that began in 1998 with selling national advertisements on Sesame Street.”

“There should not be ads on PBS anywhere, not on its programming, and not on its website,” Ruskin said. “It’s long past time for Congress to step in and require PBS to stick to its non-commercial mission.”

For background about the commercialization of PBS, see Commercial Alert’s web page at: http://www.commercialalert.org/issues/culture/pbs.

Commercial Alert’s mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy. For more information, see our website at: http://www.commercialalert.org.

For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (503) 235-8012


Receive Our Free Email Newsletter

Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.


comments powered by Disqus


Natural News Wire (Sponsored Content)

Science.News
Science News & Studies
Medicine.News
Medicine News and Information
Food.News
Food News & Studies
Health.News
Health News & Studies
Herbs.News
Herbs News & Information
Pollution.News
Pollution News & Studies
Cancer.News
Cancer News & Studies
Climate.News
Climate News & Studies
Survival.News
Survival News & Information
Gear.News
Gear News & Information
Glitch.News
News covering technology, stocks, hackers, and more