Are you worried about children’s television? Do you oppose censorship, but wish that violent cartoons would disappear off your television screen? In this video, media historian Heather Hendershot looks at how and why adults have tried to censor children’s TV. From within Pee-Wee¹s Playhouse and atop the Fisher-Price Playhouse, Hendershot explains how activists have succeeded in the past, how Reganomics affected children’s TV, and what the V-chip may mean for the future of television.
1997 TRT: 23 minutes #268