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Stabosz named to Parents Television Council board

March 28, 2018

La PORTE — Tim Stabosz said he was inspired to join the mission of the Parents Television Council more than 20 years ago by late comedian Steve Allen who complained in newspaper ads for the not-for-profit: “Television is leading our children down a moral sewer.”

Stabosz, a private financial investor serving his second term as a La Porte City Council member, said he looks forward to serving on the board of the Parents Television Council, a position he accepted earlier this year.

Parents Television Council is “the most compelling and consequential non-profit to which I have contributed,” Stabosz said in a news release.

“I am profoundly humbled, honored and overwhelmed to join the ranks of conscientious entertainers, business executives, clerics and others who have served on the PTC board over the years,” Stabosz said.

Members of the PTC board and the executive leadership of the organization “have been heroic figures to me for their willingness to step up, oftentimes at great personal or professional risk to themselves,” he said.

“I look forward to serving on the board of an organization for which I have profound reverence, and I will do everything I can to support the PTC mission. Why? Because our children are watching,” Stabosz said.

Don Noblitt of Jackson, Mississippi, was elected board chairman. He succeeds Michele D’Amour of Springfield, Massachusetts, who remains on the board as a member at large.

“I offer a hearty welcome to our newest board member, Tim Stabosz, who brings tremendous experience, insight and enthusiasm for the PTC’s mission, and who will help us achieve great things,” Noblitt said in the release.

Parents Television Council, a national grassroots organization with 1.4 million members, was founded in 1995 and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors to stem the flow of sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media, as well as harmful and negative messages targeted to children. PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards.

The organization also produces critical research and publications documenting the 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.

More information: www.parentstv.org/blog or on Twitter: @ThePTC.