FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES (July
3, 2012) – Today, the Parents Television Council® celebrated the
life of television icon Andy Griffith, noting the many generations
that grew up enjoying the quality and inspiring performances of his
career. Below is a brief statement by PTC president Tim Winter.
“For almost sixty
years, new generations of Americans grew up watching or listening to
Andy Griffith. And for those same sixty years, without fail, we
smiled. He warmed our hearts, and his authenticity in his craft made
each of us feel as though we knew Andy personally. The timeless and
unwavering grace of his radio, film and TV performances will bless
untold generations for years to come. But today the Parents
Television Council mourns the passing of someone who is more than an
industry icon; we mourn the passing of a national treasure,” said
PTC president Tim Winter.
To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council,
please contact 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.