ERIC Number: ED248415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
Role of the Media in Drug Abuse Prevention and Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Examining the Role Which the Media Could Play in Helping to Put an End to the Ravaging Effects Which Drugs Have Come to Have on the Young People of This Nation.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document presents the transcripts of the Congressional hearings on the role of the media in drug education and prevention efforts. The opening statement by subcommittee chairman, Senator Paula Hawkins, is presented, outlining the seriousness of the drug abuse problem in this country and emphasizing the need for preventive action. Statements are presented from witnesses representing the communications industry, including actress Michele Lee, board director of the Entertainment Industries Council for a Drug Free Society; Jay Rodrigues, NBC vice president for corporate information; and Jean MacCurdy, vice president for programming, Hanna-Barbera. The effects of viewing alcohol and drug use, abuse, and rehabilitation on television are discussed, and network efforts, including public service announcements aimed at preventing drug use in children, are described. A list of television shows emphasizing the harmful consequences of drug involvement is included. Other statements provided are those from Senator Thurmond; Lieutenant Governor George Ryan of Illinois, Chairman of the Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors; and Dr. Robert Newman, consultant on drug addiction to the government of Hong Kong. A description of the drug abuse prevention campaign supported by the Advertising Council, Inc. is included. (JAC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.