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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10 2010


 

PTC Responds to the Passing of Senator Ted Stevens

 

LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™ expressed its condolences to the family of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens following his untimely passing in a plane crash Monday evening. PTC also thanked Senator Stevens for his attention to the issue of broadcast decency.

 

“On behalf of the Parents Television Council, our members and supporters, our sincere condolences go out to the family of Senator Ted Stevens. Among his many accomplishments, Senator Stevens was pivotal in passing legislation which dramatically increased the fines for broadcasters who violate TV decency laws. We are extremely grateful for the time and energy he devoted on behalf of children and families across America to enforcing decency standards on broadcast television,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

 

To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Megan Franko at (703) 859-5054 or Liz Krieger at (703) 683-5004 ext. 120.


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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