Children and Television Media Policy Roundtable Discussion

In February, Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Edward J. Markey, D-MA; Jill Luckett, Vice President, Program Network Policy, National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Patti Miller, Director of the Children and Media Program, Children Now; Vicky Rideout, Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation; Amy Jordan, Senior Researcher, Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Emory

Public Policy, Family Rules and Children’s Media Use in the Home

Despite Significant Changes to Media Home Environment, Parents Still Most Concerned about Kids’ TV Watching, V-Chip Ratings and Three-Hour Rule Not Doing Job In Helping Parents Guide Children’s Viewing Habits Study examines how families use media and explore the implications of two major public policy initiatives established to help parents better supervise their children’s television

The Three-Hour Rule: Insiders’ Reactions

This report focuses on the impact of the “Three-Hour Rule” – first implemented in the 1997/98 season – on the workings of the children’s television industry and the kinds of television programs children see over the nation’s free airwaves.