Who says television watching is a passive exercise? I am constantly reaching for my remote and adjusting the volume (or, let’s face it, hitting the mute button) every time a commercial comes on. The volume on those late night ads for injury lawyers seems almost loud enough that I’m tempted to jot down their numbers in case of ear damage.
I thought we had settled this.
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Make your voice heard
• File a complaint online at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints.
Click on the Complaint Type button “Broadcast (TV and Radio), Cable, and Satellite Issues,” then click on the Category button “Loud Commercials.” Click on “Complete the form” to submit your complaint online.
• File a complaint by fax to 1-866-418-0232
• File a complaint by mail to Federal Communications Commission, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.
Include this information:
State if you watched the commercial on pay TV (cable or satellite) or broadcast television using an antenna.
The name of the advertiser or product promoted in the commercial
The date you saw the commercial
The time you saw the commercial
The name of the TV program during which you saw the commercial
State which TV station (by call sign and/or channel number and the station’s community) or pay TV provider (with its system location) transmitted the commercial. If you watched the commercial on pay TV, include the channel number on which you saw it and the cable programmer or network, such as CNN or HBO.
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