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: The act was still in committee when the article was published.

Source: New York Times, Read the Full Act Here