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Press Release

November 19, 2010


Parents Television Council Launches Central Valley Chapter in California


LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™, a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, announced Nori Naylor as the director of the Central Valley Chapter in California. Naylor will promote family-friendly entertainment in her community and work to protect children from sex, violence and profanity in the media.

Naylor is an established defender of positive community standards. In 1989, she formed a local chapter of CLEAN (Citizens Leading Effective Action Now) to inform and educate the public about the negative consequences of exposure to pornography. She has led the way on passing city and county ordinances including the zoning of adult businesses away from schools and churches and having local businesses use blinder racks for risqué magazines. In 2007, Naylor was honored as Junior Citizen of the Year by Dinuba Chamber of Commerce and is consistently involved at her church. Naylor is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy through the University of California, Riverside.

The Central Valley Chapter will disseminate the educational resources produced by the PTC throughout the community in order to create a greater awareness of the amount of adult content in the media that is consumed by our youth. Once parents are armed with the latest news and research, the chapter will be a focal point for action. Chapter members will make it a top priority to reach out to the advertisers that pay for problematic programs. These advertisers have responsibilities as corporate citizens and organized outreach from local members will help educate businesses about the content they are paying for while encouraging them to put their money in to more family-friendly fare.

“As a parent and as an educator, I have first-hand knowledge of the negative influence that early exposure to harmful media content such as sexual imagery and violence can have on children’s thoughts and behavior,” said Naylor.

“I want to protect children and families from this onslaught of so-called ‘entertainment’ that is saturating the airwaves and websites. I strongly believe in the mantra that everyone can make a difference. By assuming this leadership position, I expect to move quickly and effectively to do just that with the support of my local community,” Naylor continued.

PTC President Tim Winter said, “Everyday, community leaders like Nori are standing up and saying ‘enough is enough.’ With the shocking increase in profanity and violence on broadcast television – not to mention the unfortunate trend of sexualizing young girls in entertainment – it is important for communities to have strong local voices working for them to complement the work the PTC does at the national level. Nori brings the type of experience we look for in a chapter director and a tenacity that will serve her well in the position. I expect great things and proudly welcome her to the PTC grassroots leadership team.”

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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