MacNeal’s own kids could be considered youth, even though they are all in college, but she still cares about the welfare of all children, said Shannon Muscat, a member of the Parents Television Council.
In 2005, MacNeal became the director of the Los Angeles Foothill chapter for the council, which is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpartisan organization that encourages the entertainment industry to have more appropriate programming for children. They also teach parents about prime-time broadcasts so they can make educated decisions about what they’re children are watching, MacNeal said.
In her own home, she has blocked certain channels from her cable satellite television, such as Playboy, MTV and BET, among many others. Her family has an interest in the sciences and often enjoys watching the Discovery Channel, but sometimes she needs to block that one, too.