FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2006
PTC Praises Senate for Passing Indecency Bill
joined the House in a bi-partisan effort to hold the television industry
accountable for violating the indecency law. Those who abuse the public
airwaves by airing sexually graphic material will now be subject to greater
fines, a much better deterrent than the current paltry fines. The existing
fine structure is meaningless.
proposed language in the House version of this bill was stronger, the Senate
version which passed on unanimous consent, is a positive step forward in
keeping broadcasters accountable for their actions.
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.