September 30th, 2003

Group Criticizes Product Placement

By Stuart Elliott
The New York Times

The growing practice of product placement was criticized yesterday as “an affront to basic honesty” by an advocacy organization, which asked two federal agencies to insist that television shows disclose all such deals. The organization, Commercial Alert, based in Portland, Ore., called on the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the practice. 

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