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June 6, 2005
Contact:  Steve Jones
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"What to do about Indecency?" Give Customers Control.
Overviewed in June CTPAAbriefs

Washington, DC - Today the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) released its third edition (June 2005) of "CTPAAbriefs," reviewing the debate on "Indecency" and cable's response to assure its customers that they can take control of programming coming into their homes. The brief also outlines the various political and legal issues surrounding this hot button topic. The June issue was written to support the information distribution efforts of cable public affairs professionals to customers, policy makers, internal employees and others with an interest in the "Indecency" debate.

The brief opens noting that the cable television industry has taken a very clear position. Customers should have complete control over what they view in their homes and that as an industry, cable providers are going to help customers through a variety of methods to achieve this goal.

"For two decades, CTPAA members have taken responsibility for making certain that our customers and viewers are educated about what was taking place in our industry," said CTPAA president Anita Lamont, director of field operations, Charter Communications. "This current edition of CTPAAbriefs provides straightforward information that will help us help consumers manage their family's television viewing and how easy it is to take control."

CTPAAbriefs is a periodical developed for the express purpose of bringing clarity to topical and complex cable television industry issues. The CTPAAbriefs are written for public affairs, government relations, executive office and other staff members who need a clear, concise, subject-oriented guide on industry topics they must face, most often at the local level. The briefs provide a response on industry issues from the cable perspective.

This brief is written in a straightforward, conversational style, so it may be handed directly to local opinion leaders as a valuable guide to this cable industry issue. Approximately 1,000 copies of the publication are being mailed to CTPAA members and cable system executives. Additionally individual issues may be downloaded from the association Web site, http://www.ctpaa.org/briefs.shtml

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CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional's participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to www.ctpaa.org.

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