Evolution of Children's Television Regulatory Policy

Dale Kunkel, Bruce Watkins

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Children's television regulation has remained a highly visible and controversial topic in communications policy over the last 25 years. However, few substantive policies in this area have been enacted. This essay analyzes the development of children's television regulation and discusses the various attempts at reform and the reasons behind their lack of success. An assessment of the future outlook for regulation indicates an increasing emphasis on legislative proposals is likely to emerge. Implications of this new approach are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-389
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Communication


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