Judge Tom North , founder & president of the Decency Enforcement Center for Television, acronym 'Decent TV', a nonprofit corporation based in the northern Michigan city of St. Ignace (in the Straits of Mackinac area) announced that his organization had unanimously voted to appoint independent film & television producer Christian Peschken (57), as their new Vice President and Member of the Board.
“I thank Decent TV for their trust, and am glad to be a part of this important service to our society, in a broadcast environment were indecency has increased, and without doubt will become incomprehensibly worse, if the federal courts rule contrary to current law,” says Peschken.
Decent TV speaks in court cases from the perspective of the nation's citizens who have a constitutional right to regulate, through Congress, what is broadcast into their homes and public places. Several years ago, the FCC finally began to occasionally fine TV stations, after thousands of complaints from the American public about the vastly increasing amounts of broadcast televison indecency, including the infamous "Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime".
Decent TV works alongside Parents Television Council, Morality in the Media l, Focus on the
Family, Family Research Council, and Alliance Defense Fund as well as Jay Sekulow's American Center for Law and Justice.
Decent TV was was instrumental in the case FCC vs. Fox. On June 21, 2012 the United States Supreme Court ruled in that case by refusing to side with the networks’ years-long campaign to overturn the broadcast decency law. Instead the court upheld the authority of the FCC to enforce broadcast decency standards between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when children are likely watching. The FCC must now rule on the merits of more than 1.5 million backlogged indecency complaints. The ‘notice’ requirement, which allowed Fox and ABC to slip off the hook in these two cases at issue today, has already been satisfied for all the pending complaints.
“Almost 90% of television viewers approve of FCC decency regulations in broadcasting and believe TV is too indicent. The problem though is that most viewers in case of violations are doing nothing about or do not know what to do. That's were Decent TV comes. We educate people about the issues and the deliberate violations by television networks. This is an issue that should concern all responsible citizens.” says Peschken.
Decent TV is a tax exempt organization as granted by the IRS under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501 (c) (3). Decent TV is registered as a charity with the Michigan Attorney General.