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ERIC Number: ED079776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 14
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Legal Remedies for the Reduction of Violence on Children's Television.
Brundage, Gloria S.
In the wake of the United States Surgeon General's report which studied the impact of televised violence upon children and warned broadcasters that corrective action must soon be taken, the author explores the available legal channels for the reduction of violence on children's television. In an overview examining the history of violence in broadcasting, she traces and discusses the concern expressed by some broadcasters, the FCC, and Congress. As early as 1934 the FCC found "blood and thunder" children's radio programs contrary to the public interest. Congressional concern has been activated since 1954. The findings of various committees and commissions indicating a causal relationship between television violence and aggressive anti-social child behavior, however, have been repeatedly dismissed by the broadcast industry as inconclusive. The author concludes that failure of the broadcast industry to self-regulate the violent content of children's programs points to a need for immediate remedial action. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, Dec. 27-30, 1972)