By David Gorn, NPR
I was just talking about this after looking at some football games during the holidays and realized that the commercials were louder than the game announcers:
Anyone who watches TV can tell you: When the commercials come on, it feels like you’re being blasted by volume. At some point, we’ve all reached for the mute button, because those ads are so much louder than the shows surrounding them.
But do TV commercials really have to be louder than the TV programs? That’s what Congress is deciding right now.