The decline of saturday morning cartoons : For me, I think it came around the late 90's , when the E/I system was really being shoved down networks throats, at a time when networks like CBS, ABC and FOX, etc... were trying to air shows that would probably massively appeal to their intended viewers, but they never got that chance to do so because of the E/I system. Now, some will say that when NBC decided to drop their Saturday Morning Cartoon lineup in '92, that that's when the decline really started to happen. But not really. You see, even after that, Saturday Mornings were still going strong, with CBS, ABC, and FOX still leading the charge. I mean, CBS, in '94 had the "Action Zone" Block, with shows like a gritty darker TMNT (red sky seasons), WILDC.A.T.S. and Skelton Warriors, along with Garfield and Friends (in it's last season or so), and some others. But unfortuntaly this would the last major Saturday Morning block for CBS, as they too would come to end in '96 with the last season (10) of the TMNT as their last hold out for the Saturday Morning Cartoon Block. ABC however, kept going, at least till the late 90's/early 2000s., with shows like Sonic SatAM (93-95), Reboot (93-97), Bugs Bunny and Tweety, and a few others. They even tried to keep going with their centered "One Saturday Morning" Block, which was a spinoff of the Disney AfterNoon" Block, and at one point showcased DuckTales and Darkwing Duck. And even got a spinoff of it's own with Disney's "1 Too" on Sunday Mornings and Weekday Mornings/Mid-Afternoons. However, as we got to the early 2000s, ABC would too fall victim to the decline, and would so mostly focus their Saturday morning blocks to a Weekend edition of "Good Morning America" and some Majorly Influenced E/I programs. Now FOX Kids and Kids WB may have played a part in the decline of those network's Saturday Morning Cartoon Blocks, (along with some other 24HR Animation Channels, things like DVR and newly developed streaming services), but the one reason I think they were able to survive up to 9/27/2014 (final day of Saturday Morning Cartoons), was because at most times, every fall, they would have a fresh stable of content to showcase (new and renewed) to their viewers. Another way was when both Kids WB and Fox Kids (more so dropping their 4kids shows, and eventurally their Saturday morning lineup altogether) merged to becomed THECW4KIDS, and started to air a mixture of both the Kids WB shows and Fox Kids (4kids) together. of course, the CW4kids would be renamed Vortexx, which would the last name for any major Saturday Morning Block in history. Other Over the Air Stations have tried to keep the Saturday Morning Cartoons genre alive, stations like ThisTV, MeTV (DIC/Cookie Jar Toons Block), RetroTV, etc... But most of their lineups would consist of cartoons from the '60s, '70s and early '80s. Now that wasn't a bad thing, it's still better than nothing at all, but some of those over the stations, not many got, like RetroTV. Unfonturaly, their too fell victim to the decline. Nowadays, Streaming services like HULUPlus have channels dedcated to Saturday Mornings, one is even called "Saturday Morning Cartoons". But when one talks about Saturday Morning Cartoons, espeically like me, who grew up in the '80s and '90s, were talking about sitting back with a bowl of cereal, cup of OJ, from 7am till noon, watching all of our favs by switching from channel to channel. Now while some will put the blame on the FCC and Parental groups for their constant nagging for more educational programming for the decline, and others may blame the evaloution of digital media, but whatever the reason, the question being asked, "Will Saturday Morning Cartoons ever return to the Big 5 Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and the CW) sometime in the future?" Well, my answer to that is this, Time will tell. Yes, time will tell, because I'm sure someone (with a lot of influence) someday will step up to the FCC and others like them and declare that kids get enough Education for 5 days straight, let's give them a 6hr break from that on Saturday Mornings just like back in the 80s and 90s when we were kids. Now will this indeed happen, again time will tell, but I believe it will.