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Press Release

January 18, 2009

Parents Television Council Launches Central Oklahoma Chapter

Oklahoma Becomes 33rd State to Join Chapter Network


LOS ANGELES (February 18, 2009) - The Parents Television Council™, a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced Ladona Sheets as the director of the Central Oklahoma Chapter.  Oklahoma is the 33rd state to join the powerful grassroots network.


Sheets has been active in local politics as a volunteer for several campaigns and as a member of the Edmund Republican Women.  Sheets’ chapter will take an active role in getting local representatives to focus more time on protecting children from indecent media, “One of the most important issues for my chapter is to educate the public as to ways in which influence can be brought upon our legislators and government to protect children from objectionable material.  We need to take back control of our public airwaves,” said Sheets.


Sheets’ concern about today’s television programming and the negative impact it is having on children led her to start the Central Oklahoma PTC Chapter.  “I believe children should be protected from inappropriate material in television.  Merely changing the channel is not an option, that is essentially accepting what is on that channel,” said Sheets, “I want to create a strong voice in the community and show concerned citizens that they can have an impact on today’s programming through contacting local stations, advertisers, and political representatives.”


Her chapter will be a source of information on the latest news and research for the community and will also recommend healthy programming alternatives to families through the PTC Seal of Approval™.  Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sheets graduated from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a BA in English and is retired.  Sheets is a member of the Oklahoma City Writers’ group, the Edmond Art Association, and the Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond.


PTC President Tim Winter said, “It is not surprising that the PTC has a large base of members in Oklahoma, a state with a reputation for strong families and citizens who care about family values and the entertainment they bring into their homes.  Ladona’s passion and her commitment to the community make her an excellent leader for Oklahoma’s first chapter.  We proudly welcome her to the PTC grassroots leadership team.”


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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