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Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, & the First Amendment

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Winner of the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association

Two well-known experts-Newton N. Minow is a former chairperson of the FCC-suggest bold new ways to think about television and its influence on American life and, most urgently, on American children. The authors argue that to defend an unrestricted freedom to broadcast by invoking the First Ammendent is an improper use of constitutional principle. They remind us that broadcasters are required by law to serve the public interest, and that the Supreme Court and Congress have affirmed that service to children is a broadcaster's legal obligation.

Synopsis:

Broadcasters, parents, public officials, and teachers have all abandoned our children to a wasteland of vacuous, often violent television programing. In this eloquent book, Newton Minow and Craig LaMay persuasively demonstrate that this is a false application of the First Amendment. Broadcasters are required by law to serve the public interest, and the Supreme Court and Congress have said that service to children is a broadcaster's obligation under law, they remind us; the First Amendment can be used on behalf of children, to help make television a force that will nurture and not harm them.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-224) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809015894
With:
Lamay, Craig
Author:
Minow, N. Newton
Author:
Minow, Newton
Author:
Lamay, Craig
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Taxation
Subject:
Television and children
Subject:
Television advertising
Subject:
Television programs for children
Subject:
Violence on television
Subject:
Sex on television -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
Sex on television.
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 37
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes appendixes, notes, and an index
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.571 in

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"Synopsis" by , Broadcasters, parents, public officials, and teachers have all abandoned our children to a wasteland of vacuous, often violent television programing. In this eloquent book, Newton Minow and Craig LaMay persuasively demonstrate that this is a false application of the First Amendment. Broadcasters are required by law to serve the public interest, and the Supreme Court and Congress have said that service to children is a broadcaster's obligation under law, they remind us; the First Amendment can be used on behalf of children, to help make television a force that will nurture and not harm them.
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