Children's Protection From Violent Programming Act

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Date: 1993

Region: North America

Subject: Violence

Medium: Television


Confronting Bodies: Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Senator Ernest F. Hollings

Confronted Bodies: Television Networks

Dates of Action: 1993

Location: United States

Focus of the Opposition: Violence occurring on television during times frequently watched by children.

The Incident: Senator Ernest F. Hollings and Senator Daniel K. Inouye co-sponsored the Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act of 1993, which would ban the broadcast or cable transmission of violent programming during hours when children make up a substantial share of the audience.

Results of Incident: This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books.

Source: New York Times, Read the Full Act Here