A Kind Word For TV
Steven L. Gortmaker,
For TV Charles A. Salter, Deborah K. Walker, and William H.Dietz, Jr., in Public Opinion Quarterly (Winter 1990), Inst. for Social Re- search, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48016.
Many parents are sure that TV is rotting their children's minds. The average Ameri- can youngster spends more than 15 hours a week in front of the TV set, so that would mean a lot of wasted brainpower. Not to worry, say Gortmaker, acting chairman of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Harvard's S...