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Press Release

PTC Thanks NFL, NBC and Timberlake for Keeping the Super Bowl Safe for Families

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 2/5/2018

LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2018) – The Parents Television Council praised everyone involved in ensuring last night’s Super Bowl was safe for families.

“We offer hearty congratulations to the NFL, NBC, the corporate advertisers and, of course, Justin Timberlake, for placing sport over spectacle and making Super Bowl LII 99.9% safe for the children and families who were watching. Proof of this is that we’re all talking about a great football game – and the City of Brotherly Love’s first Super Bowl championship – rather than the broadcast itself. We know it was an incredibly large undertaking by all concerned, and we’re thankful,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

“We are especially grateful to Mr. Timberlake for keeping his promise that the halftime show would be safe and appropriate for the entire family. Indeed it was.”

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