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PTC Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Supporting Broadcast Indecency Enforcement

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 2/21/2017

LOS ANGELES (February 16, 2017) – The Parents Television Council applauded Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for the support he expressed for enforcement of the broadcast indecency law.

During an interview on Fox Business, he said, “Well, if we are presented with some complaints, we are duty-bound to enforce the law. And the law that is on the books today requires broadcast TV to keep it clean, so to speak. And so we take that obligation seriously. And also, as a parent, I want to make sure that, you know, my kids have a wholesome experience when they're watching programs like that.”

“I thank and applaud Chairman Pai for his comments in support of enforcing a law that reflects the will of Congress and the sense of the nation, and which has withstood numerous legal challenges brought by the broadcast networks,” said Parents Television Council President Tim Winter.

“I echo Chairman Pai’s admonition for the networks to ‘keep it clean’ to ensure children are protected against harmful media content. Likewise, we are supportive of the American public’s ability to say something if they believe TV or radio content is indecent. The networks must be held accountable for what they air over the publicly-owned broadcast airwaves.”

The Parents Television Council® ( 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 1.4 million members, 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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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at