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US Senate Committee holds hearing on Children's Television Act






MUMBAI: The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a sub-committee hearing on Rethinking the Children‘s Television Act for a Digital Media Age.The panelists were Sesame Workshop CEO and president Gary Knell, Ion Media Networks executive VP John Lawson, Georgetown University director, Children’s Digital Media Center Dr. Sandra Calvert, Nickelodeon and MTVN Family Group president Cyma Zarghami and Common Sense Media CEO James Steyer.
The committee chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV noted that there were two needs here. First, there was a need to provide quality media content for children and secondly, there was a need to protect children from harmful content.

"To provide and protect. we must have both. This is what the Committee would like to explore today. How well the Children’s Television Act has worked and how it can be updated to reflect the new digital media market," said Rockefeller.

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