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Advocates; Should The FCC Prohibit Commercials on Children’s Television?

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Should The FCC Prohibit Commercials on Children’s Television?
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A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

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Warren Braren, Associate Director of Consumers Union, New York City; former Manager, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); author, Seal of Good Practice Code Roy Danish, Director of TV Information, National Association of Broadcasters Bob Keeshan, “Captain Kangaroo” Joseph Plummer, Executive, Chicago Advertising Agency Ron Powers, TV Critic, Chicago Sun Times Evelyn Sarson, President, Action for Children’s Television

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Public Affairs
Social Issues
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