FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2007
LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2007) – Today, the
Television Council™ voiced the strong
concerns of its members and the general public by asking the
airline industry to set and adhere to family-friendly guidelines
for in-flight entertainment. The PTC statement comes on the
heels of legislation that was introduced this week in the U.S.
House of Representatives, and the growing number of violent or
sexually charged in-flight programs and “R” or “PG-13” rated
movies that are being shown on monitors throughout airplane
cabins with no realistic way to shield children.
“Family Friendly Flights Act”
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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.