Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 7:56am
HEARINGS SCHEDULED ON TV's IMPACT ON KIDS
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a June 26 hearing on the impact of violent TV programming on kids, prompted by the FCC violence report to Congress that suggested legislators could give the FCC the power to regulate violence as it does indecency, and that mandating a la carte cable would be another way to give parents more control of their TV channels. On the House side, the Telecommunications Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for Friday June 22 on "The Images Kids See On The Screen" that, in addition to violence, will look at depictions of smoking and marketing of snack/junk foods to kids.
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