Growing pressure for family hour

Fleming, Heather
May 1997
Broadcasting & Cable;05/12/97, Vol. 127 Issue 20, p9
Focuses on legislators' call for network entertainment heads to set aside the first hour of prime time for family-oriented programming on American television. Networks' slated announcement of their new programming schedules by May 1997; Trend toward the replacement of family-oriented shows with sitcoms and dramas that promote promiscuity and obscene language.


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