This week the FCC has taken action against television manufacturers and retailers for violating the rules regarding DTV and V-chip regulations.
From the FCC news summary:
The Commission’s DTV- related enforcement efforts have focused on protecting consumers from unknowingly buying televisions that will not allow consumers to enjoy the full benefits of the digital transition. The orders demonstrate the Commission’s commitment to strong enforcement in promoting the successful transition to digital television.
Here are links to the individual FCC actions:
Best Buy Co., Inc.
LG Electronics Inc.
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Philips Consumer Electronics North America
Sears and Kmart
Westinghouse Digital Electronics
Via a post by Bug Girl this morning I have just learned that the Bush administration has pulled the tiny $26 Million funding of the Reading is Fundamental organization from the 2009 budget. A literate educated populous is essential to a well functioning democracy. So, I urge everyone to please contact your Senators and Reps to urge them to reinstate the RIF program funding.