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Library of Congress Summary
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Regulation of Children's Television
Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe standards applicable to commercial television broadcast licensees with respect to the time devoted to commercial matter in conjunction with children's television programming. Provides that such standards shall require a commercial television broadcast licensee to limit the duration of advertising in children's television programming to 10.5 minutes per hour on weekends and 12 minutes per hour on weekdays. Authorizes the FCC, after January 1, 1993, to: (1) review and evaluate such advertising limits; and (2) modify such limitations in accordance with public interest after notice and opportunity for public comment. Provides that, after such standards are in place, the FCC shall, in its review of any application for renewal of a television broadcast license, consider compliance with such standards as well as the licensee's programming in connection with the educational and informational needs of children. Requires the FCC to complete a certain proceeding relating to television programming and commercialization policies.
Endowment for Children's Educational Television
National Endowment for Children's Educational Television Act of 1990 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish, under the direction of the Secretary of Education, a National Endowment for Children's Educational Television for creating and producing television programming specifically directed toward the development in children of fundamental intellectual skills. Directs the Secretary, in administering the Endowment, to make grants to persons creating and producing educational television programming for children. Requires the Secretary to consult with the Advisory Council on Children's Educational Television in making such grants. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to persons using other forms of media and to apply conditions to such grants pertaining to the availability of such programming to commercial television licensees and cable system operators. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such conditions in certain circumstances. Directs the Secretary to establish the criteria for making such grants. Outlines grant application requirements. Limits amounts authorized for such grants. Directs the Secretary to establish an Advisory Council on Children's Educational Television. Requires members appointed to have expertise in the fields of education, psychology, child development, television programming, or related disciplines. Requires each grant recipient to maintain such records as are reasonably necessary to enable the Secretary to carry out functions under this Act. Gives the Secretary and the Comptroller General access to all documents of grant recipients for auditing and examination purposes. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 to carry out this Title.
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