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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2008


Parents Television Council Announces Associate Director for Houston Chapter

Tammy Goforth Joins Leadership Team

 

HOUSTON (June 16, 2008) The Parents Television Council™, a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced Tammy Goforth as the Associate Director of the Houston Chapter.  Ms. Goforth is a professional musician and humanitarian.

 

An activist at heart, Ms. Goforth is working hard to combat the excessive amount of language and violence on TV, and particularly those shows that are easily accessible to children.  “I have never been a person to just sit there and not do anything when something bothers me – especially when it comes to children.  When my Jr. Higher comes home and says that children in his school are watching shows like ‘American Dad’ and ‘Family Guy,’ I realize I must take action.  These shows are easily accessible to them, being in cartoon format and being shown at times when kids can easily watch.  Through the PTC, we are able to channel all the voices that cry out ‘enough is enough’ by writing letters and contacting our local representatives and station affiliates,” said Ms. Goforth.  She also looks forward to using the PTC Seal of Approval™ as a way for positive entertainment to be recognized and promoted in the Houston area.

 

George Hall, director of the Houston Chapter, said, “Tammy is a dedicated member with an abiding concern for the well-being of children.  She is a committed activist in our community and the world; we are indeed blessed to have her join in the leadership of the Houston chapter.”

 

As a professional jazz vocalist, Ms. Goforth has sung with various big bands and jazz combos in Seattle and the New Orleans areas and has also toured the world with the Christian music troupe, The Continental Singers.  During one visit to Africa with this troupe, she worked with the relief organization World Vision to raise famine awareness.  Her troupe raised close to $1 million in relief.  She has traveled on ministry trips throughout the world in association with her church and other humanitarian organizations.  Ms. Goforth is passionate about sharing the gift of music.  She is also a piano teacher in Katy and takes her piano students to the local retirement center to perform for the residents.

 

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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