Parents Television Council

The mission of the PTC is to bring Americaís demand for positive, family-oriented television programming to the entertainment industry. Now more than 717,000 members strong and growing every day, the Parents Television Council (PTC) was established in 1995 as a nonpartisan group, offering private sector solutions to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium.

Television is the most powerful medium in the world. It can be a wonderful way to educate, inspire, and entertain America's children. Sadly it's doing the opposite and undermining the positive values parents are trying to instill in their young ones.

The PTC agrees that parents have the greatest responsibility when it comes to monitoring the viewing habits of their children, but the PTC challenges actors, writers, producers, musicians, game-makers and advertisers to get serious about the vital role they play in shaping America's culture. The gratuitous sex, foul language, and violence on TV (along with stories and dialogue that create disdain for authority figures, patriotism, and religion) are having a negative effect on children. Much of the PTCís success stems from motivating the public to voice its support of family-friendly programming to network executives, advertisers, public policy leaders, and the creative community in Hollywood. The PTC has employed these efforts to help save values-driven shows such as CBSís Touched By An Angel and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and to encourage other shows to get rid of the offensive content, including Action, Manchester Prep and Howard Stern's Syndicated Television show. The PTC also has a successful campaign to clean up the Family Hour.

For more information, or to contact Parents Television Council, see their website at: www.parentstv.org

 


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