ERIC Number: ED071440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-8
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Saturday Children's Programming in San Francisco, California. An Analysis of the Presentation of Racial and Cultural Groups on Three Network Affiliated San Francisco Television Stations.
Ormiston, Linda H.; Williams, Sally
A survey of children's television programs in San Francisco showed that the programs do not reflect the needs, problems, and interests of local viewers. One-fourth of the city's population is children. Two thirds of those enrolled in the city's public schools are not Anglo. Despite this, 17 of 27 programs monitored one Saturday morning in 1972 contained no minority representation at all, and most minority characterization perpetuated stereotypes. An earlier survey in San Francisco showed that television was one of the chief sources of information that children cited. The two surveys, taken in conjunction, suggest that local television stations are not doing an adequate job in presenting programs beneficial to the various groups of the community. The Federal Communications Commission is asked to take steps to remedy this situation. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Committee on Children's Television, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)