Annmarie Fertoli is an Associate Producer at WNYC, working with the afternoon news team to produce All Things Considered.
Senate Approves Bill to Regulate Volume on TV Commercials
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would require companies to regulate the volume on their television commercials.
The bill, sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, would require companies to bring the volume of commercials down to the same level as regular programming.
"Every American has likely experienced the frustration of abrasively loud television commercials. While this may be an effective way for ads to grab attention, it also adds unnecessary stress to the daily lives of many Americans," Whitehouse said in a press release.
According to The Associated Press, the bill is likely to become law after the House and the Senate reconcile their versions of the bill. The House has already passed its own version.