ERIC Number: ED375824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Television (Part 2). Hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session (June 10, 1994).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.
The topic of this hearing was the Children's Television Act of 1990. This act was designed to increase the choices for children and to give parents and families the possibility of finding educational programming to supplement other children's programs. The Act has two major provisions. First, it established time limits on the amount of advertising that could be shown during children's programs. The second requires broadcasters to serve the educational and informational needs of the child audience including programming specifically designed to meet these needs. This hearing focused on whether this law has changed the landscape for children in the almost four years it has been in effect. Testimony was presented by: (1) Rosanne K. Bacon, Executive Committee member, National Education Association; (2) David V. B. Britt, President, Children's Television Workshop; (3) Linda Cochran, Vice President, WSYT-TV, Syracuse, New York; (4) Margaret Loesch, President, Fox Children's Network; (5) Linda Mancuso, Vice President, Saturday Morning and Family Programs, NBC; (6) Kathryn C. Montgomery, President, Center for Media Education; (7) Kent Takano, Producer, "Scratch" Teen Magazine Program; and (8) Paul Zaloom, actor, "Beakman's World." A statement submitted for the record by Jeanette B. Trias, President, ABC Children's Entertainment, concludes this hearing report. (JLB)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Television, Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Television Commercials
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.