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<i> Times Staff and Wire Reports</i>

New Kids’ Programs Rules Put in Doubt: A proposal to require the networks to air more children’s educational programs is in danger after a regulator, whose support is considered vital, voiced doubts about the plan, backers and opponents said. Rachelle Chong, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, said she has questions about the need to require television stations to run at least three hours of educational programming a week. The FCC proposal has split the agency and run into massive opposition from broadcasters. Until now, the agency’s five commissioners were said to be split on the issue with Chong the undecided swing vote. But the comments by Chong have caused vote counters to reassess.


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