FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2006
"To further emphasize the broadcasters' greed,
according to the Nielsen ratings service, last year the most-watched
TV programs were all on broadcast television. In fact 485 out of the
top-rated 495 programs aired on broadcast TV rather than cable.
"It's quite simple: the broadcasters should follow
the law, and should be punished accordingly if they do not. The PTC
and these other pro-family organizations are fighting to prevent the
public airwaves from turning into a permanent sewer."
To schedule an
interview with a PTC representative, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext.
140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.
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.