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FCC Checks Off Kid Vid, Security, Public Input and Obesity
TV Technology Newsbites ^ | 9-29-06

Posted on 09/29/2006 4:03:49 PM PDT by Snickering Hound

At the close of September, the FCC approved kid video rules for digital TV, created a homeland security bureau, established a task force on childhood obesity, and set forth the ground rules of its first official public hearing on media ownership.

The kid vid rules require broadcasters to run three hours of children's programming on all of their multichannels, including 24/7 weather and news feeds. The original rules established by the FCC in November 2004 had the same requirement, eliciting objections from broadcasters, some of whom run weather radar maps on their second or third digital multicast. The 2004 rules also laid out strict parameters on advertising within kid programming.

The commission stayed its 2004 order while the broadcast industry hammered out a compromise with kid TV advocates. The new FCC Report and Order on kid vid reflects that compromise, most of which applies to advertising and program preemptions.

Regarding advertising, the 2004 order held that promos for other kid shows or educational programming counted against the 10 to 12 minutes of ad time allowed in kids programming by the Children's Television Act of 1990. Under the new order, such promos are not considered advertising.

While kids are watching all of that government-mandated programming, the FCC will also be watching to see how fat they get. At the urging of lawmakers, particularly Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), the commission is participating in a joint task force to study the link between TV and childhood obesity. The group includes representatives from Disney, the Parents Television Council, the Beverly LaHaye Institute (LaHaye is founder of Concerned Women for America), and Children Now.

Instructions for filing comments on the proceeding, Docket No. 06-121, are at http://www.fcc.gov/ownership/comments.html.

(Excerpt) Read more at tvtechnology.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: constitutionlist; fcc; govwatch; libertarians; nannystate; rinowatch; washingtondc
So instead of watching weather and news on those multicasts on digital broadcasts you can get a federally mandated "Heather has 2 Mommies".
1 posted on 09/29/2006 4:03:51 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Gabz; freepatriot32

"the commission is participating in a joint task force to study the link between TV and childhood obesity"


More bull$hit government programs to help you live your life "right".

And they even have a "task-force" to do a "study" that'll "prove" it.


2 posted on 09/29/2006 4:44:56 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: 383rr; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; Mears; ...

Nanny State PING.........

I think it's about time to can the FCC. And I say that as someone who has held a FCC Class A Broadcast license for close to 25 years.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 4:51:51 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Gabz

Thanks for the ping!


4 posted on 09/29/2006 9:39:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Snickering Hound
While kids are watching all of that government-mandated programming, the FCC will also be watching to see how fat they get. At the urging of lawmakers, particularly Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.),

Notice how it doesn't say D-kan. it says R so just to review the smaller less intrusive government REPUBLICANS want the FCC (that does not have the constitutional authority to even exist) to not only mandate what is shown on TV they want to mandate spying by the federal government on the viewers of those government mandated programs

but what ever you do you should not ever vote Libertarian because as all of the brainwashed/dead cult of personality FReeper will tell you if you vote Libertarian the democrats will win and if that happens they will grow the federal government,increase spending on entitlements,violate the Constitution at every turn and spy on Americans and that would be different then what is going on now somehow.

I just wonder if the RNC supplies lubricant at all the voting booths for people that vote straight R or is it BYOV?

Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here

5 posted on 09/30/2006 12:30:37 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Snickering Hound

ignore my last post to you that was suppose to go to my libertarian ping list. it helps to get it to them if i put thier names in the to field lol


6 posted on 09/30/2006 12:34:07 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Abram; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Allosaurs_r_us; Americanwolf; Americanwolfsbrother; Annie03; ...
While kids are watching all of that government-mandated programming, the FCC will also be watching to see how fat they get. At the urging of lawmakers, particularly Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.),

Notice how it doesn't say D-kan. it says R so just to review the smaller less intrusive government REPUBLICANS want the FCC (that does not have the constitutional authority to even exist) to not only mandate what is shown on TV they want to mandate spying by the federal government on the viewers of those government mandated programs

but what ever you do you should not ever vote Libertarian because as all of the brainwashed/dead cult of personality FReeper will tell you if you vote Libertarian the democrats will win and if that happens they will grow the federal government,increase spending on entitlements,violate the Constitution at every turn and spy on Americans and that would be different then what is going on now somehow.

I just wonder if the RNC supplies lubricant at all the voting booths for people that vote straight R or is it BYOV?

Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here

7 posted on 09/30/2006 12:38:55 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Gabz
From now on, over your morning coffee, you can watch quality weather reports like this.

The "weather wolf" will teach you to predict the weather.

That boring terror alert you're used to seeing on the news channels, will be replaced by this.

There will be more school related news.

There will even be some quality classroom instruction.


8 posted on 09/30/2006 1:33:26 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. )
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To: Snickering Hound
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)

Lol...The Republicans have become the party of big government.
Here's a reminder of what a real Republican was:

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ``needed'' before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests,'' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”...Barry Goldwater
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9 posted on 09/30/2006 11:53:23 AM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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