Duggar Family to Receive First Pro-Family Entertainment Award at Values Voter Summit

Jun 08, 2010, 09:34 ET from FRC Action

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Authors and television personalities Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will receive the first pro-family entertainment award at FRC Action's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. The Duggar family is the subject of TLC cable channel's program "19 Kids & Counting," and autobiography The Duggars: 20 and Counting, by Jim Bob and Michelle. Jim Bob and Michelle have 19 children. Members of the Duggar family will receive the award in person.

Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Bill Bennett, Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Phyllis Schalfly, Star Parker, and Lila Rose are among the confirmed speakers attending the Summit from September 17-18 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.

Of the family and the award, FRC Action President Tony Perkins said:

"We're proud to announce that the Duggar family will be the recipients of our first pro-family entertainment award. Together with our sponsors, FRC Action will be honoring the Duggars' positive influence on American television during a special segment of the Values Voter Summit.

"As cameras follow the family around for their popular reality show, Jim Bob, Michelle, and the kids have been outspoken ambassadors for Christian values in a secular world. Together with parents from across the country, we want to pay tribute to their commitment to faith and family in an industry and culture that so desperately need it."

For more information please visit www.valuesvotersummit.org. For press credential information, please contact FRC's Press Office at (866) FRC-News.