Senate Votes to Ban Loud TV Commercials

The US Senate has voted to ban loud TV commercials. Due to the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM, commercials must now remain the same volume as the programs they accompany. The Federal Communication Commission has been receiving complaints about blaring commercials for pretty much as long as television has been around. But since commercials and programs come from a variety of sources, the FCC had long ago concluded that regulating the volume was too difficult a task. The bill was passed unanimously. Who says there’s no bipartisanship in politics?

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