From the Parents Television Council:
On Aug. 1, News Corp. and its broadcast network, MyNetworkTV, aired a few episodes of the new FX drama Damages, a Mature-rated cable program, at the start of the family hour and did not edit the sexual or violent content for broadcast television.
Parents Television Council President Tim Winter reacted -- “More children watch television during the 8 pm hour than on Saturday mornings or after school. If the Fox executive suite truly cared about acting responsibly, the company wouldn’t put an adult-targeted, MA-rated cable program on one of its broadcast networks at the start of the family hour,” he said. The PTC is calling for a review of the MyNetworkTV standards and practices staff who allowed this to happen, and for the advertisers to get a refund if they were caught off guard by the programming change since a concert was originally scheduled to be aired."
Reaction to comment below: Bush may be the worst president imaginable (Iraq, the national debt, the environment, torture, human rights, stifling dissent, spitting on the Constitution, wrapping himself in the flag, stepping into the Islamist trap in the Middle East, failing to catch Bin Laden...) but he doesn't program prime time TV. Right-wing Rupert M., who would do anything for a business advantage, should answer to that.