ERIC Number: ED144115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Window Dressing on the Set: Women and Minorities in Television
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report focuses on two issues of civil rights in broadcasting--the portrayal of minorities and women on network television and the employment of these groups at television stations. Findings and recommendations concerning portrayal are derived from content analyses of television drama and television news. Commentary on employment is based on data obtained from 40 major commercial and public television stations and from analysis of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) employment reports. Data reveal that, despite some advances, minorities and women continue to be underrepresented and stereotyped in dramatic presentations and underrepresented on local station work forces. In addition to seven chapters devoted to discussion of the research and such other topics as FCC regulation of programming in the public interest, equal employment opportunity, and regulation of employment in the public interest, appendixes document the sources of data and provide the comments made by the FCC about this report and the responses of the Commission on Civil Rights to those comments. Tabulations of data are included. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Note: A report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights ; Best copy available