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Choate, Robert B. – 1975
This testimony presents evidence of children's television advertising excesses and abuses. The testimony points out that the average TV-watching child sees more than 22,000 commercials a year, and that on the programs most popular with children large numbers of over-the-counter drugs and hazardous products are advertised. The history of private…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Child Advocacy, Children, Childrens Television
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Heintz, Ann Christine; Conley, Elizabeth – 1977
The first statement in this testimony points out the need for groups to define "violence" before taking any action against violent television programs, since violence means different things to different people. Many of the studies on violence use a narrow and simplistic definition of violence which does not take into account the effects of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Response, Group Discussion, Moral Issues