A former member
Parents DO HAVE A CHOICE, you just have to go and view the sky channels. Playhouse Disney is full of US show and that awful special agent OSO. Nick Jr is also a bad affaderds. So There is choice, yet Cbbbies stil get more viewers.
Yes, but we were originally talking about the situation in the 1970s and the broadcasters' hostility to Sesame Street at that time.
People still had a choice then aswell, Flintstones, Scoby doo, Jabby Jab etc. Or are you on about pre-school programmes? but its been point out the BBC believed SS was indoctrination, and a dangerous extension of the use of television. THAT what the man caused most of the problems, it was how the programme Delivery the eduction to the kids,
The BBC also eschewed Sesame Street's didactic teaching methods, which the BBC felt was inappropriate in mass media. The BBC was against children's programming that dictated what young children should learn, so airing Sesame Street would go against twenty years of children's television programmes in the U.K. Finally, Sims and the BBC believed that since Sesame Street was "carefully geared" to the needs of disadvantaged children in the U.S., much of the terminology, including the words "trash" or "zip code" would confuse four-year olds in Britain.