1) Children remain our most precious national resource. It is as essential as ever to educate and protect them.
2) TV continues to have a powerful effect and broadcast TV remains unique -- the exclusive source of visual media for many families.
3) Much has changed since 1990; broadcasting has gone digital offering new opportunities and new challenges; multichannel broadcasting has expanded greatly; the Internet has grown; gaming has exploded; children have access to mobile media.
Today, parents worry not only about the TV, but about the computer, the game console and the mobile phone. Parents have to play "zone defense."