FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 06, 2008
broadcast medium remains uniquely pervasive, and if
the networks think otherwise, then they should
readily relinquish their broadcast licenses.
If broadcasters want to use the public airwaves –
public property – to deliver their product to every
home in the country for free, then they must abide
by the indecency law as prescribed by Congress,
affirmed by the Supreme Court and enforced by the
FCC. We must put the well-being of children first
and allow certain hours of the broadcast day to be a
safe haven for families,”
To speak with a representative
from the Parents Television Council, 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.