Marketing: Battle for Young Minds

Battle for Young Minds

First came protests against Joe Camel, a raffish advertising character that has attracted teenagers to Camel cigarettes. Now furious grownups are opening new fronts in the wars for dollars and youthful minds. Incensed by plans for a Fox network cartoon series that would star Chester Cheetah, a pitchman for Frito-Lay's Chee-tos snacks, Action for Children's Television and six other groups last week asked the FCC to bar the program. While Fox said it will not show spots for Chee-tos during the series, ACT said the program itself would amount to a commercial and would violate FCC rules that require the strict...