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Press Release

June 5, 2008

Parents Television Council Turns 50 in Philadelphia

PTC’s Third Pennsylvania Chapter is 50th Nationally


LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2008) — The Parents Television Council™, a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced David Mattice as the director of the Philadelphia Chapter.  Philadelphia is the 50th chapter to join the PTC’s national network.  The PTC now has chapters in each of the nation’s top 11 media markets.


A Pennsylvania native, Mattice has found many ways in the past to educate and strengthen his community.  He has been a guidance counselor for seventh and eighth graders and was the owner of Keystone School Services, where he worked with schools and non-profits to help raise funds and manage volunteers.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Souderton Educational Foundation and the Harleysville soccer organization and currently is the vice president of sales for new business development.  


Mattice is concerned with the growing epidemic of graphic television violence and gratuitous sex.  “Shows like ‘Dexter’ and ‘Law and Order: SVU’ are examples of where today’s entertainment is going and that is straight down the toilet.  I will be a spokesman for my community in advocating for more socially responsible and family-friendly programs by urging my members to file FCC indecency complaints, contact our local representatives and hold sponsors accountable for what they bring into our living rooms,” he said.


Tim Winter, president of the PTC said, “We are happy to have a local activist presence in the great city of Philadelphia.  One of the birthplaces of our democracy is a fitting place to celebrate the 50th chapter in our growing national network of concerned citizens who are fed up with the state of entertainment today.  The Parents Television Council is proud to welcome David and the City of Brotherly Love to the PTC’s grassroots team.”


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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Gavin McKiernan 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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