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Hooks, Benjamin L. – Federal Register, 1974
Three Federal Communications Commissioners (FCC) filed supplementary statements to the FCC Children's Television Report, elaborating on their individual views. Commissioner Benjamin L. Hooks concurred in the proposed limit on commercial minutes in children's programs, but suggested a lower figure. He also suggested that commercials be…
Descriptors: Children, Educational Television, Programing (Broadcast), Television Commercials
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC. – 1975
Documents included in the packet are Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releases dealing with cable television and similar notices from other organizations. Among these are an interpretation of the FCC local origination decision of Dec. 9, 1974, explaining the repeal of the requirement that small cable systems originate programing while…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Electronic Equipment, Equipment Utilization
Ferris, Charles D. – Today's Education, 1980
The chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) looks at new developments in television and discusses the advantages and problems that may surface with the expansion of television. (CJ)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Childrens Television, Futures (of Society), Programing (Broadcast)
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
Chamberlin, Bill F. – 1979
This review of the history of the coverage principle developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concludes that government regulation of mass media program content can be dangerous and that the coverage principle needs to be abolished. The first section of the report discusses the FCC's interpretation of the 1934 Communications Act…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Freedom of Speech, Mass Media
Avery, Robert K. – 1976
A three-part petition was filed in December 1974 with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which presented the first serious threat to public broadcasters' exemption from the FCC's multiple-ownership rules. The petition requested a revision of the rules that permit multiple ownership of noncommercial educational stations within a single…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Educational Television, Laws, Public Television
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
US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation
Choate, Robert B. – 1973
The author advocates the outright ban of commercials from Saturday and Sunday morning television and makes several other recommendations that he believes would improve programing and reduce the hard sell of child targeted advertising. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could form a Children's Television Broadcast Center and establish a…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Child Psychology, Childhood Attitudes, Children
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
Network Project Notebook, 1972
The June, 1972 Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision allowed an "open skies" policy in regard to domestic communication satellites and raised Liberal opposition to a situation where exclusive and unchecked communications power is now in the hands of private entrepreneurs, primarily the big Defense Department oriented…
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Communications Satellites, Federal Legislation, Governance
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
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Schwartz, Louis B. – Journal of Communication, 1976
Suggests that the F.C.C. should amend its Policy Statement on Programing to differentiate cultural programing from other entertainment, and offers proposals for effecting cultural programing improvements. (MH)
Descriptors: American Culture, Broadcast Industry, Commercial Television, Cultural Awareness
Starr, Michael; Atkin, David – 1989
This paper, maintaining that few areas of federal oversight have been as inconsistently addressed as that involving the regulation of broadcast and wire communication, presents and evaluates a proposal to abolish the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration in favor of a cabinet-level…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
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
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