With new "KidVid
" regulations designed to give broadcasters "greater flexibility" in serving the educational and informational needs of children scheduled for enactment on September 16,one of the nation's biggest broadcast TV companies has entered into a $100k-plus Consent Decree with the FCC that resolves an investigation into the company's compliance with the Children's Television Act of 1990.
ComEd representatives honored the school for a flood-related video crafted last fall by a team of fifth-graders that won one of the grand prizes in the company's KidVid
In the KidVid
Contest, sponsored by FSYF and FSI's Overseas Briefing Center, students ages 10-18 produced DVDs about life, from their perspectives at overseas posts.
Just as most consumers no longer see much difference between a mainstream broadcast outlet like CBS and a cable network like USA, kidvid
execs say younger viewers see little distinction between a tablet and a TV set.
According to Jennings, "The 'KidVid
' market has proven to be immensely successful for producers, distributors and retailers.
* Black, Kage, KidVid
: Fun-damentals of Video Instruction [Zephgr Press, 2001].
In describing why studios are increasing their kidvid
output, Cowan explained: "The buzzword now is family values.
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Figure 5 is a screen dump from KidVid
, a program developed at TERC in Cambridge by Andee Rubin and Scott Bresnahan.
David "King of the Wild Frontier" Crockett, a hero of American folklore in the first third of the nineteenth century and 1960s kidvid
, said in his autobiography, "I leave this rule for others when I'm dead/Be always sure you're right -- then go ahead."
Wilkinson Barker Knauer attorney David Oxenford notes in a fresh blog post that the effective date for the majority of the new KidVid
rules is September 16.