Sen. Jay Rockefeller Says FCC is Broken, Slates Hearing About Kid’s TV

Jul 16, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller slated a hearing on children’s TV for next week, after saying that he remains concerned about TV content and kids, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

The July 22 hearing is titled “Rethinking the Children’s Television Act For a Digital Media Age.” The act requires stations to offer three hours each week of educational and informational programming for children, and puts limits on the commercial load in kids’ programming.

Earlier in the day, the Senator repeated his claim that the FCC is broken, and under the previous administration had become “beholden” to the media industry it regulates.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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