CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983
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(Studio) Claim by some parents that children's Saturday morning television programming is ruse to push prods. noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Rel. between children's toys and programs, such as "G.I. Joe", noted; commercials shown. [Action for Children's television (ACT) spokesperson Peggy CHARRON - objects to broadcasters using programs to sell prods.] ACT's complaints to FTC (Federal Trade Commission) outlined on screen, discussed. [CHARRON - claims broadcasters and advertisers conspire to deprive children of entertainment and education] Hasbro Ind.'s defense of "G.I. Joe" quoted on screen; Mattel mentioned withholding comment. ["Toys, Hobbies and Crafts" magazine spokesperson John STONE - defs. entry of toy companies into television entertainment.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
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