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ERIC Number: ED125597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Pages: 14
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Television's Impact on Children: Roles for Research and Policy.
Graves, Sherryl Browne
An overview of the research findings on the effects of television on children provides the rationale for several research and policy proposals for improving television programing for children. Findings about television's influence have implications for communication policymakers in two areas: (1) the availability of children's programing; and (2) the need for more diversity in television content. To provide more children's television programing, the federal government can effect policy either through regulations of the amount of programing required or through the stimulation of production of series for children. Also, the television industry could cooperate by rotating the broadcast of children's shows during the times that children watch. In addition, diversity of content of television programs can be achieved by having diversity in values, interests, ideas, and backgrounds among television decisionmakers and production staff. More policy relevant research and increased collaboration between researchers and production staff would also be beneficial. (HAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (Airlie, Virginia, April 23, 1976)