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Press Release

October 29, 2007

Parents Television Council Launches Silicon Valley Chapter

Local Resident Joins Growing Network of Chapters in California


LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2007) -- The Parents Television Council™, the nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children from graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, announced Christopher Minor as the director of the Silicon Valley Chapter.  This is the seventh chapter in California, the most in any state.


Minor, a father of two, is deeply concerned about the quality of today’s entertainment and the negative impact images can have on our youth.  Minor remembers when programs promoted positive social values and cherished the family unit.  Minor’s desire to promote family values has spurred him to take on this challenge.


The Silicon Valley Chapter will both educate and mobilize the community to initiate positive change in the quality of entertainment.  The chapter will also reach out to local television affiliates and advertisers to increase support for more socially responsible programs.  Minor will work closely with his members on bringing the issue of cable choice to the forefront of today’s media and his local state representatives.  He currently works as a Financial Analyst at Citibank.


Minor is proud to be part of the PTC, “As a parent and member of my community, I have grown concerned with the issues of language, vulgarity, and gross behavior children see on TV.  I always wanted to be part of something positive like the PTC, and by taking on this leadership role, I will increase parental awareness on inappropriate programming and strive to better my community.” 


“Chris is a great addition to our growing network of California chapters that extend from San Francisco to San Diego.  The growth in our grassroots network across the country – and in particularly in California – demonstrates just how concerned parents and families are about the coarsening effect television content is having on our children and grandchildren,” said PTC President Tim Winter.  He added, “Chris’ strong desire to improve the community is the key to a successful grassroots chapter. I am proud to welcome him and his leadership to the PTC family.”


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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