Senator Tom Harkin Wins 2005 Fred Rogers Integrity Award

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was the first recipient of the Fred Rogers Integrity Award.  In 2004, Senator Harkin risked the ire of corporate America by introducing the HeLP America Act, a bill that includes several provisions to protect children from commercial exploitation. Most importantly, the bill would reinstate the Federal Trade Commission's authority to restrict marketing to children; child-directed marketing has escalated exponentially since corporate lobbyists persuaded Congress to rescind the FTC's power to regulate advertising to children in 1980.

Frequently Asked Questions about the lawsuit against Viacom and Kellogg

On January 18, 2005, CCFC, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and two Massachussetts parents announced their intent to file suit against Viacom and Kellogg to stop them from marketing junk food to young children. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the suit.

 

What are you trying to gain by this lawsuit?

Parents and Advocates Will Sue Viacom & Kellogg; Lawsuit Aimed at Stopping Junk-Food Marketing to Children by Kellogg and Viacom’s Nickelodeon

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

January 18, 2005
For more information, contact:
Center for Science in the Public Interest (202) 332.9110
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood 617-896-9369 

 

Parents and Advocates Will Sue Viacom & Kellogg
Lawsuit Aimed at Stopping Junk-Food Marketing to Children by Kellogg and Viacom’s Nickelodeon

Pernicious “Golden Marbles” Awards Roll Into the Sunset

After three years of protests led by the Stop Commercial Exploitation of Children coalition, the advertising and marketing industry’s Golden Marble Awards have been suspended. The Golden Marbles celebrated the “most successful” (read: most lucrative) corporate marketing to kids regardless of its affect on the well-being of children and families.

Scholastic Drops Golden Marbles Sponsorship After National Protest

After a national grassroots campaign led by the Stop Commercial Exploitation of Children coalition (SCEC), Scholastic Inc. has withdrawn its support for next month’s Golden Marble Awards in New York.  The nation’s leading educational publisher (and publisher of the best-selling Harry Potter books), Scholastic was listed as a corporate sponsor of the Golden Marbles, which celebrate artistry in children’s marketing without questioning the ethics of marketing to children. The Awards are hosted by Kidscreen magazine.

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