Markey’s wide-ranging session


Keeping the heat on the children's theme this summer, the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired by Ed Markey (D-MA), will be looking at "Images Kids See on the Screen" Friday, 7/22/07 at 10AM. It's going to explore "the effects images on television and the movies have on young children, specifically related to the issues of obesity, violence and smoking, and existing laws or regulations."

The witness list includes Dan Glickman, Chairman and CEO, MPAA; Kyle McSlarrow, President and CEO, NCTA; Jon Rand, General Manager, Washington State local stations KAYU, KCYU, and KFFX; Mary Sophos, Sr. VP, Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association; Cheryl G. Healton, D.Ph, President/CEO, American Legacy Foundation; Patti Miller, VP, Children and the Media, Children Now; Donald Shifrin, MD, Chair, Committee on Communications, American Academy of Pediatrics; and Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Media Freedom, Progress & Freedom Foundation.