Posted: Sep 30, 2010 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to turn down the volume on loud TV
commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote
controls looks like it'll soon become law.
The Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to require
television stations and cable companies to implement industry
standards capping the volume of commercials and equalizing the
volume between ads and other programming.
The House has passed similar legislation but minor differences
have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the
Nov. 2 election.