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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007


PTC to Senate: Deliver Safe TV to Children for Christmas

 

LOS ANGELES (December 6, 2007) – The Parents Television Council™ praised U.S. Senate effort to protect children from so-called “fleeting” expletives, and other indecent material on television as put forth in a bill called the “Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act” (S. 1780) and co-sponsored by Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).

 

“We commend the leadership of Senators Rockefeller, Inouye, and Stevens for their support and affirmation that profanity and indecent images should be prohibited on the publicly owned airwaves at times when children are in the audience.  Congress needs to reinstate the FCC’s authority to uphold the decency law after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that so-called ‘fleeting’ expletives were appropriate to air on the public airwaves.  We urge the full Senate to pass this bill before Christmas to ensure that children are not bombarded by indecent material in the New Year,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

 

“We also want to thank PTC Advisory Board Member Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), for his leadership as he initially introduced an amendment that would support and strengthen the enforcement of the existing broadcast decency law.”

 

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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