PBS Will Include Ads on Its Websites: Children’s Group Urges Action

Filed under: In The News — @ August 24, 2006

PBS announced today that this fall, commercial advertising will be included on its websites, including PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go!

This move captured the ire of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which insisted that the “last thing children need is more commercial media.”

The CCFC — which does some wonderful work aimed to counter the harmful effects of marketing to children — contacted its followers to urge them to write to PBS to ask that its websites remain commercial-free. In fact, the organization invited fans to “Tell PBS: Don’t Sell Out Children on the Web!”

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