The biggest factors in why there are no more kid's shows though are the move of most kid's shows to cable channels like Disney and Nick, and change in daytime programming on local stations to news, trash talk, courtroom shows, and infomercials.
I miss when Saturday morning was filled with cartoons, and daytime was filled with cartoons, game shows, and sitcom reruns. But I know that there's no turning back now. At least we have options on cable that come close (sometimes).
Well said. I too miss those days...and while I wish there was a way to bring that back to broadcast television, I really can't see it happening, either. The only way it would change is if cable/satellite penetration drops dramatically. And even that would be no guarantee, since it seems that kids are starting to favor online programming over the linear cable networks.