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header G R A N D PA RT N E R F O R G R A N D PA R E N TS “When I go to see an R-rated horror movie, I want lots of violence. I want nudity. I want sex and violence mixed together. What’s wrong with that?” This actual statement from a well-known Hollywood filmmaker, sadly, is not unusual. We at the Parents Television Council have come across dozens of similar statements from some of today’s top TV executives, producers, and talent. Each and every day, childhood innocence, family values, ening media environment. Movie and television executives, producers, directors, and stars gleefully wallow in their enve lope-pushing, taboo-breaking, “edgy stories” while turning a blind-eye to the heart-wrenching real-life tragedies and overwhelming scientific proof of the social harm they are inflicting with their media products. For more than a decade now, the Parents Television Council has been combating these dangerous attitudes while working to restore responsibility in the entertainment industry. This past year the PTC secured monumental victories in the face of overwhelming odds. Believing that the light of day is the best disinfectant, the PTC called sponsors’ attention to the irresponsible content on programs like CBS’s Dexter and Swingtown. CBS subsequently removed both programs from their fall schedule. Similarly, the PTC shared concerns about profane and misogynistic lyric content on BET’s Rap City and sexually explicit content on FX’s Dirt and both were subsequently removed from the schedule. The PTC has shown the entertainment industry the harmful consequences of promoting offensive programming; and has facilitated the filing of hundreds of thousands of FCC complaints against indecent TV shows. The PTC has brought this fight to Hollywood, the executive offices of Madison Avenue, the halls of Congress, even the Supreme Court. Whether you are a parent, a grandparent or a concerned citizen, the Parents Television Council is fighting for your interests, and the interests of your children and grandchildren. They are our future – and television is shaping them and the future in which they will live. We invite you to visit www.parentstv.org to learn more about the PTC, and explore the tools, resources, and information we have available to help you protect the children in your life from Hollywood’s harmful influence. 10 GRAND JANUARY FEBRUARY 2008 TAGLINE M REGISTRA EXACTLY W LOGO can be NO smaller than this size (2.5” W x 3.25” H)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May 2009

GRAND Magazine - May 2009
GRAND View
Contents
GRAND Central
Watching Lily Bloom
GrandZ in the 'Hood'
Numbers Game
We're Taking In the G'Kids
Face-to-Facebook
SHMILY
Family Crews
Soul Food
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Intro
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND View
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Watching Lily Bloom
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GrandZ in the 'Hood'
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Numbers Game
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - We're Taking In the G'Kids
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Face-to-Facebook
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - SHMILY
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Family Crews
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Soul Food
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 44
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 47
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