The telecommunications bill Clinton signed in February would force television manufacturers to install an anti-violence "V-chip
" in every new set: once the V-chips
are activated, government-sanctioned censors, rather than parents, would be in charge of what children can watch.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 called for the implementation of a television ratings system and the installation in sets of v-chips
enabling blocking by February 1998.
If approved, the ratings would be used with v-chips
in television sets to let parents block out programming they don't want their children to watch.
who wrote the provision of the Telecommunications Act that requires v-chips
be installed in TV sets starting in 1998, and a proponent of content-based ratings, said he would write Clinton a letter, underlining his misgivings about the industry plan and requesting a meeting.
Fox, which already has canceled two programs that received the harshest rating in the study, said the report reinforces the network's position favoring self-policing instead of V-chips
and government regulations.
While the ceremony itself generally treated the subject like the plague, avoiding mention of V-chips
and ratings guides whenever possible, Emmy presenters and recipients were less guarded offstage.
Surely her $12,000 paramour Morris had bragged between the sheets that family values - teen curfews, school uniforms, V-chips
- were his gizmos behind Clinton's surge.
As of today, v-chips
designed using the EIA-744-A are able to decode all rating systems broadcast on television in North America.
He had pressed successfully for the president to sign the welfare bill last week, for his backing of a balanced budget, for his proposals for school uniforms to instill discipline in classrooms and for V-chips
that allow parents to block out violent or sexual content on television programs.
The Myerses Janice Myers wants one of those V-chips
Instead, the law requires manufacturers to install V-chips
on new sets and states that if the networks establish ratings, they must transmit them through the v-chip
The CRTC further reported today that AGVOT had noted, in a recent report to the Commission, that approximately 200,000 households now have television sets with V-chips
that will accept Canadian rating systems.