Kerger criticizes commercial TV children’s programming

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In kids’ programming on commercial networks, “The line between commerce and content are blurred beyond recognition. . . . Advertising is so thoroughly embedded into the content,” PBS President Paula Kerger told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, continuing this week in Pasadena, Calif. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kerger said she welcomes an upcoming FCC review of the 1990 Children’s Television Act, which requires that stations run a minimum of three hours of educational programming weekly.