Systems track opinion

Opinions gathered by a Red Deer, Alta. tv station's new interactive phone system suggests parents in Alberta are not as perturbed about the children's program Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers as others elsewhere in the country.Frank Thibault, program manager for rdtv, says...

Opinions gathered by a Red Deer, Alta. tv station’s new interactive phone system suggests parents in Alberta are not as perturbed about the children’s program Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers as others elsewhere in the country.

Frank Thibault, program manager for rdtv, says the system, RDTV Interactive, logged almost 2,900 calls in five days starting Nov. 5, most of which, 67%, support keeping the show on the air.

rdtv, a division of Westcom TV Group, is on cable in the Alberta communities of Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary and Coronation.

However, because certain episodes of the program contravene the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ voluntary code on violence, the producers of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have agreed on re-edited, less violent shows being shown starting Nov. 21.

Recently, the u.s. magazine Parenting placed the show on its list of the 10 best children’s programs.