FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10 2010
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.