Children's Television: The Economics of Exploitationreviewed by Patrick C. Lee — 1975
Children's Television: The Economics of Exploitation
William Melody. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1973. $9.95. 164 pp.
The Early Window: Effects of Television on Children and Youth
Robert M. Liebert, John M. Neale, and Emily S. Davidson. Elmsford, New York: Pergamon Press, 1973. $9.50. 185 pp.
Patrick C. Lee
Teachers College, Columbia University
Children's Television and The Early Window have several qualities in common. Both are bluntly critical of the commercial sector of the children's television industry. Both present sustained arguments which are well documented and grounded in generous evidence. Both grow out of recent actions of the federal government. And both are written over a substrate of indignation, somewhat more obvious in the case of The Early Window, which does not leave the reader untouched.
The Early Window is a summary of the three years of research which substantiated the comprehensive Surgeon General's report on children's television. As such it serves as a manageable substitute... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
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