the PTC has become a national clearing house for, and arbiter of, decency..."
Time Magazine, 4/28/05
"The PTC is arguably the most powerful single
force in broadcasting today. With 20 full-time staff employees manning offices
in Los Angeles and Virginia, the PTC does what the FCC does not – it monitors
all network programming. When its reviewers find something they believe objectionable,
the PTC mobilizes its mailing list to use form letters to complain to the FCC." Austin Chronicle 2/18/05
PTC was a major force in the public outcry over Janet Jackson's breast-baring
Super Bowl half-time performance last year. By the organization's estimate,
one-fourth of the 530,828 complaints that poured in came from council members
or those informed of the performance by the group's e-mail alert."
"The Parents Television Council is the big 800-pound gorilla in the room," says
David Carlin, an attorney at Reed Smith, who specializes in indecency cases.
"The Parents Television Council is
changing business as usual from Hollywood to Madison Avenue."