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Press Release

February 28, 2008

Parents Television Council Grows Leadership with New Chapter Director and Advisory Board Chairman for Central Florida

Scott Plakon to Chair Advisory Board


LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2008) — The Parents Television Council™, a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced Susan Schroeder as the new chapter director for the Central Florida Chapter with Scott Plakon as chairman of the Advisory Board.  


Schroeder has spent her life educating and strengthening today’s youth as a teacher and community volunteer.  A physical education teacher and career counselor, Schroeder is also active in her community as a Big Sister and Girl Scout Leader.  She has successfully collaborated with Oviedo Police Commanders in establishing the Substance Abuse Parents Reporting program at Oviedo High School.  She is now a proud homemaker.


Like the 1.2 million PTC members, she is concerned over today’s raunchy programming.  “There is no greater calling for me than to support and advocate for families’ pleas for an end to vulgarity and profanity during the family hour.  I am excited to utilize the PTC’s resources to educate parents on responsible programming here in Central Florida,” said Schroeder.


Former chapter director and community leader Plakon built a strong chapter that has become a voice in the community.  A focus of the chapter has been awarding corporations for advertising on programs that are socially responsible and family-friendly.  Plakon’s new role in the chapter will be as Chairman of the new Advisory Board that will consist of community leaders that are concerned about the impact of today’s media on our children.  “I look forward to working with Susan to help expand the good work of the PTC all over Central Florida.  I’m proud to stand with an organization like PTC that firmly stands against the coarsening of our society and is helping to empower parents to make wise choices for their children as it regards to media,” said Plakon.


Tim Winter, president of the PTC, said, “As someone who walks the walk in his life, Scott Plakon is the model of who we want representing the PTC.  To be able to add a committed educator and mother like Susan to our team of volunteer leaders would be a benefit to any chapter.”


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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