All Blog Posts Tagged 'television' (22)

The case for Saturday morning cartoons

I was always an early riser - even when I was little. I would get up early on Saturdays, creep downstairs with a blanket and watch Saturday morning cartoons until Soul Train came on and ended all my fun. At some point, my brother would come downstairs, too. We would spend several hours watching classics like Thundercats, Looney Toons and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 11, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

The effects of second-hand television

My son and I are in the grocery store, and the nice man bagging our groceries sees my son's Batman-logo t-shirt.

"Cool…
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Added by Lauren Markman on April 14, 2014 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

I love Sesame Street

Whenever I think I am focused on a project at work or chore around the house, there is a soundtrack playing in my head. The soundtrack used to be my favorite songs or the last song I heard playing on the radio. As a parent, this playlist has been replaced with children's songs and most of them come from Sesame Street.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

I have no idea what is on television these days - and I am happy about it

I can hear myself now: "When I was little, television shows only came on during a certain time, so you had to make sure you were home in time to watch it. There was no way to pause the program either, so you had to time your bathroom breaks and snack runs during the commercials."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Let's learn something: The skeletons of your childhood can be found on YouTube

I woke up the other morning with a song stuck in my head. That's not unusual for me. But it was a song from my childhood that my brother and I used to sing all the time. I'd repeat the lyrics here, but at this point in the story, they wouldn't make sense.

So, naturally, I texted my brother the lyrics (so they could get stuck in his head, too) and he…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Miley Cyrus VMA Performance is Inappropriate For Prime Time Television When Children Are Likely Watching TV

Miley Cyrus Seeks The Wrong Attention

I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance.  As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television.  After all, many families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Toddlers and Technology

Earlier in the week I found myself reading and relating to this blog post over at The Young Mommy Life.  Big T works in IT and so is practically glued to his laptop, I am an undiagnosed Facebook addict.  I have an iPhone and face time my family almost every day.  We use the Xbox to webcam with my mother in law and to…

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Added by Melissa Lawrence on April 12, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Confession: I love Korean Dramedies

It started innocently enough. We were scraping the bottom of what Netflix had to offer and I had some free time during naps. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, that innocent journey into the world of Korean dramedy has led to an almost 20 hour a week obsession. Apparently, it's my new part-time job. Just imagine what I could be getting done with that time...…

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Added by Marcie Bunker on April 3, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Good Christian Bitches

No, it’s not a title for an upcoming reality show. It’s a new series on ABC .
 
Unsurprisingly, the media has had very little to say about the title of the show. Realistically, if ABC wants to market misogynistic bigoted stereotypes, they should really aim for more of a universal and copious approach. They could do a whole series of spin-offs, like: "Good Islamic Bitches". (OoohhhhDid she really…
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Added by Watchdog Mom on March 6, 2012 at 11:38pm — No Comments

My TV News Debate: Who Won?

I was invited back on my local news last week to discuss our federally-funded airwaves (we own them), and the Supreme Court's decision to allow anything to be aired. 



Translation: Anything could go. From the F-bomb to genitalia to violent sex crimes as early as 11 AM, the Supreme Court could rule in the network's favor. 



Here's a clip of my debate:…

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Added by Watchdog Mom on January 16, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Channel One and Your Schools



Channel One News  is a 'school-safe' news channel which informs teens on current world events and pop culture. It's free to schools, which means it's funded by a lot (LOT) of advertising. Earlier today I posed as an interested parent wanting to get Channel One in my school district. The reps at Channel One were very helpful, and informed me that they have many new things coming, including an interactive model geared towards grades as young…

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Added by Crystal on October 11, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Shooting Stars

When I was little I watched shows like Star TrekThe Brady BunchThe Partridge Family, and Happy Days.  With the exception of flying through space at warp speed, and a family band touring on a psychedelic bus, these shows were about normal families, doing normal…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Playboy Bunnies, Slutty Nicole Sherzinger, and Your Kids

When someone thinks of feminism, I'm sure Playboy immediately comes to mind. Forget birth control, suffrage, and equal pay; true liberation is found in deep cleavage and nude centerfolds. Right?



NBC is bringing this glitter to the public airwaves as part of their Fall 2011 lineup. The polemic is that the show will demoralize women by casting them in a meaty light. But NBC prez …

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Added by Crystal on August 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

VH1's "Basketball Wives"

A slam dunk of stupidity.

 

Added by Crystal on July 21, 2011 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Two and a Half Men

A lot of the work I do at the PTC is centered around advertiser accountability. Specifically, the companies who support Two and a Half Men.  With Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen, whose recent antics award him the Biggest Moron on the Face of the Earth trophy ("winning!" "tiger blood!" the "… Continue

Added by Crystal on July 7, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Child Modeling. Should you do it?

Last night, my husband and I caught about three minutes of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras."  There was a pretty little girl in a lot of make up, smiling and standing before a crowd, her mother proudly looking on with tears in her eyes.



"When I'm in my make up," the little girl said, "I feel pretty."



And she looked pretty.  I certainly wasn't scandalized.  It looked like any other mother / daughter activity to me.



The next shot was a teaser for the next segment, in…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on February 24, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Right On, Kermie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWE3uF9u9-g

As a former television news producer, this clip of Kermit the Frog, reporter, never fails to crack me up. In it, he is at the scene of breaking news - an ongoing, live accident scene. Humpty Dumpty has fallen off the wall.



The kids love it because it's a nursery rhyme they know mixed in with with intense imagery, so that they are both familar with…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on February 14, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Who's watching the kids?

So I write this as my two little ones are settled downstairs watching Blues Clues and playing – well when my oldest isn’t yanking her toys from her little sister’s hands! Let’s be honest, if they weren’t watching TV, I wouldn’t be up here in the loft getting some work done.

This from a mom who swore that her kids…

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Added by Megan Rebelo on October 21, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Umm, Should I Be Scared? And Wow Do I Need To Monitor What My Kids Watch A Lot Better!

Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %

Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…



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Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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