Sign the Petition: Tell PBS to Stop Marketing for Chick-fil-A on Martha Speaks
Public Television Should Not Promote Fast Food to Children
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has distributed 56 million kids meals in bags co-branded with PBS’s popular Martha Speaks children’s show.
PBS’s agreement with Chick-fil-A allowing it to directly target kids is a bad move. Children shouldn’t be targets of advertising, especially for products that contribute to childhood obesity. To make matters worse, WGBH, the PBS station that produces Martha Speaks, is trying to win a Cynopsis advertising industry award for its campaign.
We’re big fans of public broadcasting. It provides parents and kids with an alternative to commercialized television stations. But PBS can do better than allowing a children's show to be a marketing vehicle for fast food. That's nothing to celebrate.
Our petition calls for PBS and WGBH to take the following two actions:
1. PBS should end its partnership with Chick-fil-A.
2. WGBH should withdraw from the Cynopsis awards.
Let’s keep PBS as a refuge for kids from the commercial networks.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
We, the undersigned, call on PBS Kids and WGBH to end its partnership with Chick-fil-A. We call on WGBH to withdraw from the Cynopsis Kids Marketing Awards. Advertising unhealthy foods to kids has serious health consequences; it’s nothing to celebrate. We demand that PBS and WGBH stop allowing Chick-fil-A to use the popular kids TV show Martha Speaks to directly target children.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add a Comment|
|5408||Tue Aug 26 14:58:46 EDT 2014||Katharine D'Onofrio||Hudson, NY|
|5407||Sun Aug 24 17:12:05 EDT 2014||David Schwartz||Chicago, IL|
|5406||Mon Aug 04 21:33:31 EDT 2014||Karen Graf Graf||Overland Park, KS|
|5405||Tue Jul 22 10:54:48 EDT 2014||Gregor Gable||Salt Lake City, UT|
|5404||Sun Jul 20 10:34:45 EDT 2014||Drs Paul and Mary Davidson||Sandy Springs, GA||207 -->206Fat kids will cost the taxpayers if they become fat poor adults --- via public health insurance. They will cost the medical sy8stem too, as future diabertics, hy8pertensives, etc.
This is just tragic.
|5403||Sat Jul 19 11:34:48 EDT 2014||Carmen Alvarado||Burke, VA|
|5402||Fri Jul 18 10:32:27 EDT 2014||Patricia DeLuca||Nokomis, FL|
|5401||Thu Jul 10 11:42:22 EDT 2014||Deborah Anderson||Davie, FL|
|5400||Sat Jun 28 22:50:17 EDT 2014||Madison Wolff||lancaster, PA|
|5399||Sat Jun 28 15:05:44 EDT 2014||Jeff Zittrain||Berkeley, CA|
|5398||Wed Jun 18 16:06:05 EDT 2014||Robert Cenni||Chesterland , OH|
|5397||Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014||john wade||Huntsville, AL|
|5396||Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014||john wade||Huntsville, AL|
|5395||Sat Jun 07 09:05:25 EDT 2014||Patricia DeLuca||Nokomis, FL|
|5394||Sat Jun 07 09:05:02 EDT 2014||Patricia DeLuca||Nokomis, FL|
|5393||Fri Jun 06 12:27:17 EDT 2014||Alexis Maestre-Saborit||Fort Myers, FL|
|5392||Fri May 23 10:46:49 EDT 2014||Cynthia Marie Lippman||New York, NY|
|5391||Mon May 19 22:23:00 EDT 2014||Barbara Gottstein||St. Paul, MN||Do you want to be responsible throughout HISTORY for our present and future generations for the lack of a poor diet?|
|5390||Mon May 19 20:41:36 EDT 2014||Jennifer Vassil||Falls Church, VA|
|5389||Fri May 16 16:07:12 EDT 2014||Beatrice Harrison||Spokane, WA|
|5388||Fri Apr 04 15:33:12 EDT 2014||Anonymous||MA||Increasingly PBS is becoming little more than one long infomercial selling all the various "programs" that promise a better life, i.e., snake oil. I no longer automatically turn to PBS when viewing television. More....|
|5387||Tue Feb 25 23:20:15 EST 2014||Debbie Jones||Pulaski, NY|
|5386||Mon Feb 24 09:34:55 EST 2014||Susan Sanocki||BIGFORK, MT|
|5385||Mon Feb 24 09:34:54 EST 2014||Susan Sanocki||BIGFORK, MT|
|5384||Mon Feb 24 09:34:53 EST 2014||Susan Sanocki||BIGFORK, MT|