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    Children's Television More than Mere Entertainment

    Aimee Dorr Leifer, Neal J. Gordon, Sherryl Browne Graves
    The authors propose that television, while entertaining children, also socializes them. To support this conclusion they review the literature regarding effects of television content on aggressive and prosocial behavior and social attitudes. The structure of the television industry is examined and economic factors are found to outweigh concern for the public in the choice of programming. To increase the beneficial role of television, the authors argue there must be greater diversity of broadcast content and more parental direction of children's exposure to it.

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    Summer 1974 Issue

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    Children's Television More than Mere Entertainment
    Aimee Dorr Leifer, Neal J. Gordon, Sherryl Browne Graves
    Credentialing by Tests or by Degrees
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Griggs v. Duke Power Company
    Sheila Huff
    Hostos
    Report from a Ghetto College
    Barry Castro
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