ERIC Number: ED081175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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A First Hard Look at the Surgeon General's Report on Television and Violence.
Cater, Douglass; Strickland, Stephen
In March of 1972 the Aspen Program on Communications and Society convened a meeting which brought together the Surgeon General, staff members connected with the Surgeon General's Report on Television and Violence, and social scientists. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the Report, which had just been issued. This conference report represents the efforts of two observers to interpret the reactions of the group to the Surgeon General's Report. It summarizes the background of concern over violence on television, discusses the genesis and composition of the Advisory Committee which undertook the project, describes the research conducted and the Report issued, treats its significance, and considers some approaches to public policy. (PB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Children, Conference Reports, Public Policy, Television, Television Research, Television Surveys, Television Viewing, Violence
Aspen Program on Communications and Society, Suite 232, 770 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California 94304 ($50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA. Program on Communications and Society.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.