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Press Release

October 12, 2006

Parents Television Council Announces New Carbondale-Paducah Director

Local activist set to run chapter


LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2006) - The Parents Television Council™, the nation's most influential advocacy organization protecting children against entertainment sex, violence and profanity, today announced a new director for its Carbondale-Paducah grassroots chapter.  Carbondale resident Deanna Gilbert succeeds former chapter director Daniele Loyd, who stepped down due to the demands of a growing family.


Gilbert, a wife and mother of two teenage children, received her BS in General Agriculture from Oklahoma State University, and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for many years.  Active in the community, Gilbert has spent the past few years as a community activist, having served as a PTA president, a Girl Scouts volunteer, and a Sunday school teacher, among other activities.


"As a concerned parent, I want to know what my children are watching," Gilbert said.  "The Parents Television Council lets me know what is on, and it gives me the tools to both make informed decisions about their viewing habits and to be part of the movement to clean up programming.  I want to share these things with others and look forward to working with the Carbondale-Paducah community."


"The power of the PTC is in its ability to bring together local activists who are committed to improving the quality of entertainment for our children," PTC executive director Tim Winter said. "Deanna has been a member of the Carbondale-Paducah chapter since its inception, and we are honored that she has chosen to be the next director."


The Carbondale Paducah Chapter is one of 40 PTC chapters throughout the United States.


To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Gavin McKiernan at (213) 403-1300 ext. 2866.

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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