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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
National PTA, Chicago, IL. – 1981
This updated version of a 1977 manual provides information about the television industry, communications regulations, and citizen recourse to improper broadcasting procedures for use in training Parent Teacher Association (PTA) volunteers to work for effective change within the television industry. The first section discusses the operations of the…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation