FCC Will Launch Inquiry into Children’s TV

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood reports:
FCC Will Launch Inquiry into Children’s TV

More than 2,500 parents signed CCFC’s Father’s Day letter to President Obama urging the President to authorize both the FCC and the FTC to evaluate their current policies to determine whether they meet the needs of twenty-first century families. Last week, the FCC announced an inquiry into its children’s television rules, including inappropriate marketing practices. CCFC applauds the FCC’s proposed inquiry and looks forward to working with both the FCC and the FTC in efforts to protect children from exploitation by corporate marketers.

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