Anti-porn group prepares to storm Capitol Hill over racy new TV show

This time the group’s target is an NBC drama coming out this fall, set in a 1960s club. And in a bold, or perhaps foolhardy move, the group is counting on those same lawmakers who signed the April letters to publicly condemn a major-network TV show.

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“This is going to be an ongoing rollout of our attack on NBC,” CWIP President Patrick Trueman told ITK. “Next up, we’ll be calling on members of Congress who signed those letters [this spring] to either issue a press release or a statement condemning ‘The Playboy Club’ on NBC.”

Not surprisingly, most of the signatories to the April letter were conservative Republicans, but Democratic Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGun proposal picks up GOP support Gingrich: Banning rapid fire gun modification is ‘common sense’ House bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance MORE (Calif.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFacebook shifts strategy under lawmaker pressure Competition law has no place raising prices some say are ‘too low’ CNN to host town hall featuring Nancy Pelosi MORE (Minn.) also added their John Hancocks.

Trueman said CWIP has yet to contact NBC about the campaign against the network’s show. “We’re not at that stage yet.” 

Either way, it’s highly unlikely that Feinstein, a California Democrat, would move to condemn a network TV show, even a slightly racy one.