Children's Protection From Violent Programming Act
Region: North America
Confronting Bodies: Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Senator Ernest F. Hollings
Confronted Bodies: Television Networks
Dates of Action: 1993
Location: United States
Focus of the Opposition: Violence occurring on television during times frequently watched by children.
The Incident: Senator Ernest F. Hollings and Senator Daniel K. Inouye co-sponsored the Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act of 1993, which would ban the broadcast or cable transmission of violent programming during hours when children make up a substantial share of the audience.
Results of Incident: This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books.