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P.L. 111-311, The CALM Act (6 comments ↓ | 8 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 2847 would regulate the volume of audio on commercials.

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  • There was no up-or-down vote in the Senate.

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Al Mitchell

December 12, 2009, 8:54pm (report abuse)

This bill should be extended not only concerning the audio of commercials but also how broadcasters, cable & satellite, transmit the audion of individual channels. There is no reason, for example, that the audio for TNT should be transmitted to a home at half the level of the Bravo Channel. It would be of no undue burden to go through all the stations and set levels that are transmitted for each. It would most likely be a one time effort that could be maintained.

Les MacLeod

August 8, 2010, 11:42pm (report abuse)

It's simply a matter of viewer respect versus crass commercialism.

Ryan44z

December 5, 2010, 4:45pm (report abuse)

This shows that our government truly has no idea what is important. Its the economy stupid. Who gives a dam about this enough to pass a bill. Government is broken and it is up to the average joe to fix it. no matter what political affiliation you are the time to have your voice heard is now. Write your elected representative and let them know who they work for!

JonathanArouet

(logged-in user) December 5, 2010, 6:43pm (report abuse)

It is laws such as this that receive publicity and are meant to act as "pleasers" for the voters. Virtually everyone can agree on this bill, and therefore, it is made to seem as if Congress is actually fulfilling the will of the people.

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Zachary

December 6, 2010, 7:57am (report abuse)

At least there is something America can agree on, commercials are too damn loud.

Corrine

December 10, 2010, 6:42pm (report abuse)

With all the "IMPORTANT" things to decided and and we have our congressmen and women trying to pass legislation so the you don't have to get off your butt and get the remote to turn your television down.

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