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Advocates to PBS: Stop Selling Kids on Fast Food Coalition Urges Network to End Chick-fil-A Promotions, Withdraw from Kids Marketing Awards

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Josh Golin, CCFC (617-896-9369;
Dorry Samuels, Public Citizen (202-588-7742;
Christine Chester, CAI (617-695-2525;

For Immediate Release

Tell the FCC: Sneaky new Nick toon is nothing but a Skechers ad

Skechers spokesperson Kewl Breeze

In response to a petition by CCFC, the Federal Communications Commission has opened an inquiry into whether Zevo-3, the first children’s television program based on advertising spokescharacters, is in the public interest. The animated Zevo-3 stars three superheroes named Kewl Breeze, Elastika, and Z-Strap and a villain named Dr. Stankfoot who, until now, have only been used in advertisements to promote specific lines of Skechers shoes. The show’s broadcast clearly violates longstanding policies designed to protect children from overcommercialization.

Public Believes Youth Marketing Harms Children: Results from a New Online Survey

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Kasser ( (309) 341-7283
Susan Linn (susan<at> (617) 232-8390 x2329
Alvin F. Poussaint ( (617) 232-8390 x2303

Public Believes Youth Marketing Harms Children:
Results from a New Online Survey

Blue About "The Smurfs"


Shara Drew

My contemporaries and I should be called Generation Deregulation. Born in the early 1980's, we were the first to grow up immersed in TV programs designed to sell us stuff. G.I. Joe, My Little Pony,Strawberry ShortcakeNinja Turtles—these were the shows that dominated our after school time and playground play. Cartoon-linked products (lunch boxes, toys, clothing, you name it) were staples. Ours was a media- and merchandise-saturated environment from the get-go. We didn’t know any other world. 

Look Who's Talking!

April 25, 2011: More than ever, our efforts to reclaim childhood from corporate marketers are gaining significant and widespread media attention. With your help, CCFC is the driving force behind a much-needed national conversation about the commercialization of childhood.   Take a look at what happened in just ten days!

See What CCFC Members Wrote To President Obama

As the nation celebrates the first Mother’s and Father’s Days since the inauguration of President Obama, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is urging the President to launch a systematic review of the regulations on marketing to children to determine whether they offer adequate protection for twenty-first century families.   CCFC has launched an online petition appealing to the President as a father of two young girls who has spoken openly about his concerns about commercial messages that sexualize children, glorify violence, and encourage materialism.  CCFC will deliver the petit


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