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Press Release

January 4, 2007

Parents Television Council Announces North Jersey Chapter

Local Educator Named Chapter Director


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 4, 2007) The Parents Television Council, the nation's most influential advocacy organization protecting children from graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, announced Crystal Madison as the Director of the North Jersey Chapter. New Jersey is the twenty-sixth state to join the national chapter network.


Madison is a devoted mother and community leader.  She has worked at the Children's Center for Therapy and Learning teaching Special Education classes and volunteered her time with the Special Olympics and the Newark Community Cares Organization. Madison said, "I have witnessed first hand the huge impact television has on children and I want to devote more time and effort to educate families and the general public about how to affect change."


The New Jersey chapter will be a voice for consumers who are fighting for cable choice and parents who want some family friendly entertainment options.  Madison and her chapter will educate and mobilize the community to initiate positive change in the quality of entertainment by holding advertisers accountable when they fund programming rife with sexual and violent images.


"I am not anti-TV, not by any means, but when I do watch television I am becoming more and more disheartened," said Madison. "There is very little left on the airwaves that doesn't involve graphic violence, twisted sexual situations, or hopelessly dysfunctional families touted as mainstream.


Tim Winter, Executive Director of the PTC said, "Our Chapter Directors are community leaders that inspire change. Crystal is the perfect example; she embodies the spirit of the PTC and the passion to improving the quality of entertainment for our children. We are proud to have her on our team."


To join the North Jersey chapter of the PTC, please visit: www.parentstv.org/PTC/grassroots/Chapters/NJ/welcome.asp.


To schedule an interview with a PTC representative, please contact Gavin Mc Kiernan 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 more than 1.3 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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