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  • Media and the First Amendment
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    Media and the First Amendment

    Mr. Valenti spoke to broadcasters about free speech issues and about the importance of the First Amendment. He also outlined plans to monitor movie marketing so that companies do not marked…

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  • Television Ratings System
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    Television Ratings System

    The subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection and television industry officials heard comments by randomly selected families in Peoria, Illinois. They commented on…

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  • Television Ratings System
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    Television Ratings System

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the effectiveness of the television ratings system, which the industry voluntarily initiated at the beginning of the year. Several legislators…

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  • Television Ratings System
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    Television Ratings System

    Mr. Valenti and several television industry leaders released a six-tier television ratings system based on viewer age, which excludes sports and news programming. The six categories are:…

    73 views
  • Childrens Television
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    Children's Television

    President Clinton and Vice President Gore, administration officials and television industry representatives discussed how the industry can broaden the appeal of children’s educational programming…

    614 views
  • Media Ownership
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    Media Ownership

    Media industry experts testified concerning the diversity and concentration of ownership in the broadcast industry. Among those giving testimony were network executives and representatives…

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  • BroadcastingCable Interface
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    Broadcasting/Cable Interface

    The conference concerns the relationship between broadcasters and cable operators, the role of government in legislating the industries, and current issues and technological advances that…

    49 views
  • Cable TV Programming Diversity
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    Cable TV Programming Diversity

    The subcommittee held a hearing on viewer and consumer choices in cable television programming. Witnesses testified about the benefits and detriments of the Cable Communications Policy Act…

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  • CSPAN Broadcast Cable Interface DC Seminar
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    C-SPAN Broadcast Cable Interface D.C. Seminar