FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007
“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.