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Response to Sen. Dodd letter
Sen. Dodd Dodges PTC’s Call for Public Hearing on TV Content Ratings System
LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2016) -- The Parents Television Council responded to Senator Chris Dodd’s letter addressing the issue of TV Content Ratings Reform. The PTC is commi...
PTC Meets with Sen. Dodd on TV Ratings Reform
PTC President Urges Senator to Join in Calling for an Open, Public Hearing to Evaluate Failing System
LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2016) – This week, Parents Television Council President Tim Winter met with former Senator Chris Dodd, president of the Motion Picture Association of...
Pedophilia Rated PG on Disney-Owned ABC
Parents Television Council Urges FCC, Congress to Reform TV Content Ratings System
LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2016) – The
Parents Television Council
urged the FCC and Congress to reform the TV Content Ratings System, in light of Disney-owned ABC giving ...
Protecting Children or Protecting Hollywood?
New PTC 20-Year Report of TV Content Ratings System Finds Systemic Failures and Inherent Conflict of Interest
LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2016) – In a new study analyzing the past 20 years of the TV Content Ratings System, the Parents Television Council has found widespread, systemic ...
PTC Supports “Truth in Advertising Act”
The Parents Television Council announced its support for the “Truth in Advertising Act,” which would enable the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
to study the harm...
Don Noblitt Joins PTC Board of Directors
LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2015) – The Parents Television Council welcomed Don Noblitt of Jackson, Miss., to
its Board of Directors.
“We are glad to ...
PTC Urges FX Network to Move to Premium Tier
The Parents Television Council is calling for the FX Network to be moved to the premium cable tier, along with HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, so that families do not have to subs...
PTC Mourns Passing of Dean Jones
LOS ANGELES (September 2, 2015) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement regarding the passing of Dean Jones, Disney legend and PTC Advisory Board Member.
PTC Mourns Chicago Chapter Director
LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) – The Parents Television Council mourns the passing of its Chicago Chapter Director Robert T. Sherman, Jr.
“On behalf o...
PTC Statement on LeBron James Controversy
LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2015) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement in response to the LeBron James controversy during last night’s NBA playoffs game....
PTC Mourns Jayne Meadows Allen
LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2015) – The Parents Television Council mourns the passing of Jayne Meadows Allen, wife of PTC Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Steve Allen.
PTC Victory: “Sex Box” Cancelled
LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2015) - The Parents Television Council called WE tv’s decision to take its live sex
show, “Sex Box,” off the air after only airing f...
PTC Statement on FCC Broadcast Indecency Ruling
Today’s Ruling is a Victory for Families, Says PTC President
LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2015) – The Parents Television Council responded to today’s FCC announcement that it has fined CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA, $325,000 for violatin...
Canada Gives Cable Consumers Choice
PTC Says U.S. Should Follow Canada’s Example
LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2015) – The Parents Television Council praised the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for ruling today that cable and satelli...
Americans Call on WE tv to Stop "Sex Box"
Pro-Family Groups Deliver Over 38,000 Signatures from National Petition to WE tv President
LOS ANGELES (February 25, 2015) – In a letter to WE tv President Marc Juris, the
Parents Television Council, One Million Moms, and the National Center on Sexual
PTC Lauds New YouTube Kids App
LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2015) – The Parents Television Council lauded the
announcement by Google that it will release a YouTube Kids App on Feb. 23.
PTC Challenges WE tv Offer Over “Sex Box”
LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2015) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement in response to WE tv's
request that PTC members watch its newest show, "Sex Box," a...
PTC Statement on McDonald’s CEO Departure
LOS ANGELES (January 29, 2015) – The Parents Television Council issued the following statement in response to the news that McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be re...
PTC to WE tv: No Live Sex Show on Basic Cable
PTC Launches National Petition Calling for WE tv to be Removed from Cable Bundle
LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2015) – The Parents Television Council denounced WE
tv’s for forcing families to pay for the network’s new show, “Sex Box,” a new TV
PTC Releases “Ten Wishes for 2015”
LOS ANGELES (January 6, 2015) – In honor of the New Year, the Parents Television Council released “Ten
Wishes for 2015.” The full list can be found at the ...
“Rudolph” Lead-In to Lingerie on CBS
LOS ANGELES (December 9, 2014) – The Parents Television Council is asking CBS to be respectful of family
audiences tuning in to watch the broadcast of “Rudolph ...
PTC Statement on MTV VMAs
LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2014) – The Parents Television Council issued the following statement in reaction to MTV’s “Video Music Awards” special, which aired last night.
In New Letter, PTC Proposes Solution to McDonalds' Financial Troubles
PTC President says it’s "not a coincidence that at the same time McDonalds abandoned its family focus, sales started to decline."
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2014) – In a letter to McDonalds, the Parents Television Council reported that the
company’s advertising practices are among the worst in...
PTC Calls Comcast/TWC Merger Bad for Families
LOS ANGELES (February 13, 2014) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement in response to the news
that Comcast intends to buy Time Warner Cable in a deal wo...
PTC Announces New Chapter in Sacramento
LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2014) – The Parents Television Council announced the formation of a new chapter in
Sacramento, Calif., and that Ann Newton is the chapter...
PTC Congratulates Gene Kimmelman
LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2014) – The Parents Television Council offers congratulations to Gene Kimmelman, who
was appointed to be president and CEO of Public Knowledg...
New Study Says Gun Violence in PG-13 Films Increasing
PTC Says Findings Prove Entertainment Industry Unmotivated to Reduce Children’s Exposure to On-Screen Violence
LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2013) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement in response to a new
study by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center an...
PTC Lauds U.S. Rep. Eshoo’s Video CHOICE Act
LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2013) – The Parents Television Council praised a new bill introduced today by U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) called the
Video CHOICE (Consum...
PTC Blasts Fox’s ADHD Programming Block
Issues Warning to Parents, Advertisers About Explicit Online Content That May Air on Broadcast TV This Weekend
LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2013) – The Parents Television Council is warning parents and potential advertisers of
Fox’s new explicit “Animation Domination High...