Chapter 20. The Children's Television Act

  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow1 and
  2. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant2
  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch20

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

How to Cite

Calvert, S. L. (2008) The Children's Television Act, in The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development (eds S. L. Calvert and B. J. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144179

Online ISBN: 9781444302752

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Keywords:

  • well-designed programming;
  • Children's Television Act (CTA);
  • broadcaster compliance;
  • joint industry-advocacy proposal;
  • content analyses - license renewal claims;
  • high-quality educational programs;
  • court challenges - E/I programs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Children's Television Act

  • Broadcaster Compliance with the Children's Television Act

  • Changes in FCC Broadcaster Guidelines

  • Children's Learning from E/I Television Programs

  • Gender Differences in E/I Programs

  • Court Challenges about E/I Programs

  • Challenges for Creating Quality Children's Television Programs

  • Amount of Commercial Time Allowed

  • What Will the CTA Rules Mean when Digital Television (DTV) Becomes the Norm?

  • Conclusion

  • References