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McGregor, Michael A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1986
Argues that the FCC prefers an unregulated marketplace for children's programing, but that it has not been shown that the marketplace will work for this program type. (FL)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Economic Factors, Federal Regulation, Government Role
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Levin, Harry J. – Journal of Communication, 1986
Reviews the empirical evidence cited by the FCC in favor of increasing the allowable number of radio and TV stations owned by one group. Argues FCC was biased in favor of deregulation despite weighty evidence indicating continued need for regulation. (MS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1988
The emergence of frequency modulation or FM radio signals, which arose from the desire to free broadcasting of static noise common to amplitude modulation or AM, has produced the controversial development of stereo broadcasting. The resulting enhancement of sound quality helped FM pass AM in audience shares in less than two decades. The basic…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role
Abrams, Michael F. – 1980
This newsletter focuses on the relationship between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and religious broadcasters. It traces the history of that relationship and discusses some of the pressures put on both. It includes a discussion of a recent avalanche of mail at the FCC supporting the church on the airways. It also summarizes some of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Programing (Broadcast), Religious Organizations
Weiss, Kenneth – 1982
The Sunshine Act, designed to encourage open meetings to increase public understanding of the governmental decision-making process, went into effect in March 1977. A total of 50 agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), are subject to the provisions of the Sunshine Act. The act lists 10 exemptions, any of which can result in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disclosure, Federal Legislation, Media Research
Netteburg, Kermit – 1980
This paper examines the question of whether the religious broadcasting industry has indirectly received unconstitutional aid from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It reviews individual FCC cases involving religious programing and religious broadcasters, the constitutional meaning of the establishment clause, and the limits the courts…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Church Role, Radio, Religious Factors
Wells, Tullos – Community College Journalist, 1980
Discusses two decisions of the United States Supreme Court that elevated the public's First Amendment rights over those of the press: Red Lion Broadcasting v FCC (1969) and Miami Herald v Tornillo (1974). (AEA)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
Colby, Pamela A. – 1993
From 1969 to 1993 the definition of program length commercials has not been consistent. The FCC's first involvement with program length commercials was in 1969 when "Hot Wheels," a cartoon based on Mattel Corporation's Hot Wheels cars, was alleged to be nothing more than a 30 minute commercial. The FCC made no formal ruling but did…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Glasser, Theodore L. – 1983
That competition in broadcasting may not bring about sufficiently heterogeneous programing has long been the subject of debate among policymakers, and nowhere has that debate been more acrimonious than in its application to the diversification of radio formats. While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prefers to leave questions of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Competition, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Moini, Joy S.; Zellman, Gail L.; Gates, Susan M. – RAND Corporation, 2006
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to meeting the need for child care among military families. DoD supports the largest employer-sponsored system of high-quality child care in the country. Through accredited child development centers (CDCs), family child care (FCC) homes, youth centers, and other after-school programs, DoD currently…
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, After School Programs, Child Care, Military Personnel
McGregor, Michael A. – 1984
On December 22, 1983, the Federal Communications Commission formally ended its consideration of rule making for children's television programing. Opponents of government regulation view the FCC's decision as a victory for the First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press; proponents of mandatory children's programing guidelines feel that the…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Commercial Television, Federal Regulation
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst. – 1996
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 constitutes a major overhaul of telecommunications law and will have a major impact on rural residents, communities, schools, libraries, and hospitals. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting comments from "the grassroots" about telecommunications issues and concerns of greatest…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citizen Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Facilities
Virts, Paul H. – 1982
Because the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) decision to deregulate commercial radio has created great controversy over what constitutes "public interest" in broadcast deregulation, this paper provides a brief historical analysis of the bases for defining the public interest standard in broadcast regulation and examines the use…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Models, Public Agencies
Jassem, Harvey; Glasser, Theodore L. – 1980
This paper argues that the United States Supreme Court's 1978 "FCC v. Pacifica Foundation" decision, in which the Court held that broadcasters must refrain from transmitting unseemly language at a time of day when children are most likely to be in the audience, has created a perilous dilemma for broadcasters: how to accommodate a child's…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Case Studies, Censorship, Children
Rappaport, Josh – 1984
By first describing the historical stance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) toward ownership of broadcast facilities and then describing the FCC's most recent policy statements, this report compares the differing viewpoints and recognizes that the new value or goal that seems to have been established conflicts with the past emphasis…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Consumer Protection, Federal Government
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