ERIC Number: ED335590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-19
Reference Count: N/A
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. Joint Hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on the Judiciary on An Entertaining Way of Enlightening Children about the Dangers of Substance Abuse. One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents witness testimony and supplemental materials from a Congressional hearing called to examine Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, a cartoon designed to teach children about the danger of substance abuse. Opening statements are included by Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and by Senators Strom Thurmond, Howard Metzenbaum, Charles Grassley, Paul Simon, Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, and Arlen Specter and Representatives Jack Brooks, Hamilton Fish, John Conyers, Jr., and Craig James. Testimony is included from: (1) Richard Frank, president of Walt Disney Studios; (2) John Agoglia, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences campaign against substance abuse steering committee, executive vice president of TV business affairs, NBC, executive vice president, NBC Productions; (3) Roy Disney, vice chairman of the board of directors, the Walt Disney Company; and (4) Kenneth Barun, vice president and executive director, Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, McDonald's Corporation. Mr. Frank discusses some of the activities, especially the half-hour animated antidrug program, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, that aired on a Saturday morning on all channels and all networks simultaneously; Mr. Agoglia tells how the cartoon special evolved; Mr. Disney describes the production of the cartoon; and Mr. Barun explains how and why the McDonald's Corporation became involved in the project. (NB)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Childrens Television, Drug Education, Hearings, Mass Media Role, Substance Abuse, Television
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.