/ June 20, 2008

Silencing the Din of Commercials Once and For All

Being jolted out of my seat by blaring commercials as I relax to the nightly news is one of those pet peeves I thought I would just have to live with. But, thanks to Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi (R), that annoyance might not last much longer. This week, Wicker introduced a bill requiring the FCC to prohibit commercials from playing at a higher volume than the shows they interrupt. Called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM), the bill is sponsored in the House by Democrat Anna Eshoo.

For the full text of the bill, please click here.

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