TELEVISION AND OUR CHILDREN by Robert Lewis Shayon

TELEVISION AND OUR CHILDREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a collection of a series of articles which appeared in the Christian Science Monitor which goes into the pros and cons of TV (equally applicable to all mass media) through the findings of experts in social sciences. The arguments against this coaxial Pied Piper -- amount of time spent viewing, subjects viewed, the substituting of unreal for real experience, the developing of abnormal appetites, etc.; the cure -- of selection, family participation, regulated time spent,; the responsibilities of the adult world -- criticism, complaints, intelligent knowledge of programming, listener councils, interest in educational broadcasting: -- these are marshalled from all camps and clearly presented. A worthwhile exposition of this newest battleground, this should be of specific interest to parent and teacher in giving them better knowledge of the questions involved.

ISBN: 117184476X
Publisher: Longmans, Green