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TViscerated families

by henrycopeland
Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

A new study by the Kaiser Foundation finds that 65% of children live in homes where television is on half the time or more. 43% of four to six-year-olds have a set in their bed room. 36% live in a home where the television is always or nearly always on — and these tots are about half as likely to know how to read. (Of course, I couldn’t read until I was seven and got to watch nothing but Wild Kingdom and Disney once a week on an ancient wood-paneled television that stood on four legs.) (PDF summary of study.)

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