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Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1976
Subscription television (STV), established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1968, involves transmitting television programs over the air to viewers who pay for the service. The development, trial operation, and test results of subscription television are described in this report, along with four Commission reports, and FCC…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Certification, Commercial Television
Jennings, Ralph M. – 1972
In order to encourage more citizen action and public awareness in broadcasting, this guide enumerates the step-by-step procedures that citizens must take to deal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The guide exhaustively reviews the policy areas where current FCC television and radio licenses are vulnerable to public scrutiny. It…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Television, Citizen Participation, Commercial Television
Wimmer, Kurt A.; Wright, Jay B. – 1985
Two contradictory trends are developing in telecommunications. The first is increased viewing of television by minorities, while the second is decreased attention given to minority issues by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) deregulatory stance. Minority groups consume more television than any other social groups, yet television's…
Descriptors: Bias, Federal Legislation, Mass Media, Minority Groups
Burch, Dean – 1972
There is no longer a question of whether something should be done about the impact of televised violence on children; the questions before us are what should be done, and by whom. Thus, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is engaged in an intensive self-education effort to study the economics of the television industry, and the legal and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Business Responsibility, Children, Commercial Television
National Cable Television Association, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1972
The proceedings of the 21st annual National Cable Television Association convention are presented under the following groupings: short haul microwave systems, satellite/cable system engineering, market studies, FCC (Federal Communications Commission) technical rules and standards, program origination, cable channel allocations, cable system…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications Satellites, Conference Reports, Electronic Equipment
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report outlines the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) regulatory authority over the licensing and operation of commercial, educational, and public broadcasting in the United States. Also described are rules and regulations governing the program content and advertising, in relation to the fairness doctrine, free speech, and public…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Certification, Federal Legislation
United Church of Christ, New York, NY. – 1971
The "Fairness Doctrine" of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that broadcasters allow ample time for presentation of differing opinions on controversial issues. The Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ acted as a consultant to citizen groups (when requested to do so) in more than 30 communities who…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1975
Arguments on the application of the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC) for license renewal of eight educational television stations were heard before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Individuals from Black Efforts for Soul on Television and the National Association of Black Media Producers opposed the renewals, claiming…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Audiences, Broadcast Television, Civil Rights Legislation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report provides information about cable television and the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) responsibilities in regulating its operation. The initial jurisdiction and rules covered in this report pertain to the court test, public hearing, certificate of compliance, franchising, signal carriage, leapfrogging, access and origination…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Certification
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report summarizes information about the history, technology, and operation of educational radio in the U.S. Also presented are the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) rules and regulations concerning the licensing and channel assignment of educational radio, and its auxiliary special broadcast services. Included are the application…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Certification, Educational Radio
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. – 1989
For this document the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reports favorably on the Children's Television Act of 1989 and recommends that it be passed. The aims of the legislation are to increase the amount of educational and informational television programming available to children and to protect children from…
Descriptors: Certification, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Educational Television
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1974
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report and Policy Statement on Children's Television Programs summarizes the findings of a series of hearings held in response to a petition of Action for Children's Television (ACT), urging that the FCC prohibit sponsorship and commercials in children's programing, forbid product mention by program…
Descriptors: Commercial Television, Educational Television, Federal Legislation, Programing (Broadcast)
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1973
In December 1972 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied a request of the black Congressmen of the Black Caucus (BC) that it order the television networks to make free prime time available for the BC to reply to social matters in the President's State of the Union message. The BC argued that they were entitled to time balance coverage…
Descriptors: Black Community, Blacks, Broadcast Industry, Equal Facilities
Morse, Neil – 1972
Are children going to continue to serve television by providing a trusting audience for its commercial message, or is television going to begin to serve children? Current children's programs are designed for the sole purpose of holding the attention of the broadest age span possible. Today's television fails to enhance the small child's…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Business Responsibility, Children
Cobb-Reiley, Linda – Freedom of Speech Newsletter
The fairness doctrine was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote public debate over the media and to ensure that opposing viewpoints be heard on issues of public importance. To change the image of women as portrayed in the mass media, the National Organization for Women (NOW) focused on television because of the…
Descriptors: Bias, Broadcast Industry, Communication (Thought Transfer), Court Litigation
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