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Press Release

March 29, 2010


Parents Television Council Establishes First Washington Chapter

Active Community Leader Charters Seattle Chapter


LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2010) — The Parents Television Council™ (PTC), a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced Peter Wick III as the director of the Seattle Chapter.  An active volunteer and local business owner, Wick is setting out to help clean up the airwaves.


As a parent of two, Wick is horrified by the ubiquitous barrage of adult content on television.  “With young viewers in the audience, advertisers and broadcasters have to take their responsibility seriously.  Too often, my family and I are assaulted by adult-themed commercials during family programming time, along with the escalation of inappropriate content and violence existing on television today. This lack of concern for our children’s innocence is truly disturbing, and needs to change,” said Wick.  “I am proud to be part of the solution with the PTC and I know that our mission will resonate throughout the community.”


The Seattle Chapter is the first in the state of Washington and will be the voice of the PTC in the community.  The chapter will work to educate more people about the negative impact of sex and violence in the media through speeches and appearances throughout the metro area.  The chapter will also communicate with local television affiliates and advertisers to discuss community standards and will be a source of information on the latest news and research for parents.  Entertainment is manufactured at a national level, but local community standards must be the ultimate deciding factor when determining what is shown and when.


Wick has been a community leader for more than 25 years, serving on numerous community organization boards and as a local business owner.  Through his service as an executive on many non-profit boards including Lutheran Community Services and the King County Boys and Girls Club, he has worked diligently to provide opportunities and leadership to youth and families in his community.  Wick has also started, developed, established, and managed several successful local businesses from the ground up. Wick received his bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Washington State University, currently owns Wick Consulting Group, and also finds time to volunteer and coach youth sports. Wick was just named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Edmonds Boys and Girls Club.


According to PTC President Tim Winter, “The PTC is built on a foundation of activists like Peter. Having spent so much time working with and for the youth of this community, Peter has seen first-hand the impact of today’s graphic and grotesque programming. We proudly welcome Seattle, Washington as the newest chapter and the newest state to join the PTC’s growing network of chapters.”


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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