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Press Release

July 23, 2007

Parents Television Council Launches Pittsburgh Chapter

Bethel Park Resident Named First Director


LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2007) — The Parents Television Council™, the nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children from graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, announced Deborah Dell as the director of the Pittsburgh Chapter.  This is the second chapter in Pennsylvania, growing the PTC’s powerful network of activists.


As the Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter, Dell brings a diverse background in local charities and public service to her position.  Dell is involved in her community through several organizations.  Her work for Life Outreach International has helped to raise money for building water wells in impoverished nations.  She is a member of the Ladies of Charity, a church organization that helps provide meals to battered women in her neighborhood.  In addition, Dell is working with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in educating first and second graders on the importance of community service and homeless issues.


A mother of two, Dell said, “What children are exposed to and taught will largely determine the quality of both their futures and ours.  My goal as chapter director is to educate and motivate the community in initiating positive changes in the types of entertainment that is invited into our homes.”  Dell added, “I will encourage local television, their advertisers, and their affiliates for a return to integrity and socially responsible entertainment.”


Tim Winter, president of the PTC said, “Experienced community leaders like Deborah bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for positive social change.  Her dedication to serving the public paired with her commitment to educating children and communities attest to Deborah’s strength as a leader and as a person.  I am happy to welcome Deborah into the PTC family and expect great things from her chapter.”


To join the Pittsburgh chapter of the PTC, please visit: www.parentstv.org/PTC/grassroots/Chapters/PA/Pittsburgh.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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