O’Rielly Gets Go-Ahead To Tackle Kidvid Rules

FCC Commissoner Michael O’Rielly will head up a review of commission rules requiring, among other things, that stations air three hours of educational information programming each week and imposing commercial limits and other obligations.


FCC Kidvid Rule: What’s Your Function?

Jack Goodman says that after 20 years, it’s time to reconsider the FCC guideline effectively requiring TV stations to air three hours of educational and informational children programming each week. If it cannot be demonstrated that such programming is effective, the intrusion on broadcasters’ First Amendment rights cannot be justified.