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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2007


PTC Commends Chicago Area Suzuki Dealer for Pulling Ad Dollars From FXs Rescue Me

 

LOS ANGELES (October 2, 2007) The Parents Television Council commended a Chicago area Suzuki dealer for pulling his sponsorship of the FX program, Rescue Me.

 

Daniel F. Sledz, owner of Fox Valley Suzuki in Aurora, Ill., announced to the PTC Chicago Chapter that his dealership would no longer support Rescue Me.  As a father of three very young children, I am thankful organizations like yours are out there making television media a safer haven for our youth, he said in a letter.  Mr. Sledz further stated that his dealership spends millions of dollars in advertising and has directed his agency to reallocate his budget away from this type of destructive programming.

 

We applaud Mr. Sledz for demonstrating extraordinary corporate leadership, and we hope the public and other business leaders in his community will take notice.  Fox Valley Suzuki is making a clear statement that they will not contribute to an entertainment culture that glorifies graphic sex, violence and profanity, said PTC President Tim Winter.

 

PTC Chicago Chapter Director Bob Sherman added, Television sponsors contribute to the culture through their advertising dollars.  The content they choose to underwrite is a direct reflection on their corporate values and beliefs.  The PTC Chicago Chapter is pleased that our local Suzuki dealer will not be contributing to the filth on television.

 

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 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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