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Press Release

January 6, 2006

Parents Television Council Launches Nashville Chapter

Local mother leads first Tennessee chapter

Los Angeles, CA—The Parent's Television Council, the nation's most influential advocacy organization protecting children against sex, violence and profanity in entertainment, announced that Thompson Station resident Kelli Turner has been named director of the new Nashville grassroots chapter, the first chapter in Tennessee.

The Nashville chapter will educate and mobilize the community to initiate positive change in the quality of entertainment. It will encourage local television affiliates and advertisers to reduce graphic and gratuitous sex, violence, and profanity in television programming, while promoting programming with positive, socially responsible themes.

Turner, an Executive Assistant, former Continuing Education Instructor, and mother of two, understands the impact and influence of television on children. "To protect our children I need to know what programs are airing [questionable content] and who the sponsors are. The PTC gathers, organizes, and disseminates this information and encourages its members to act. If that's not enough, PTC provides the necessary links that enable members to easily make their voices heard to advertisers and legislators. I want people to know that they have options other than simply changing the channel and turning a blind eye [and] deaf ear" Turner says of her new post.

Tim Winter, Executive Director of the PTC said "We rely on community volunteers such as Kelli to spread the PTC's mission in communities from coast to coast, and we're proud to have her lead the new Nashville chapter. Not only is she concerned with the well-being of America's youth, but she also is a daily witness to the impact that television has on our children."

To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 683-5004, ext. 140.

The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has over one million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.






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