[rescue] SunTuner?

Matthew Braun mjbraun at enteract.com
Tue Jan 14 22:53:20 CST 2003

If you get a chance, check out the book "The Tipping Point". It's a 
quick, and very fascinating, read about how social epidemics get 
started and covers such topics as crime, Hush Puppies (the shoes), 
cigarettes, suicide, and children's television. The chapter on Sesame 
Street and Blue's Clues is fascinating as it gives a peek into what 
goes on behind the scenes in coming up with the shows. The degree of 
research these people put into the shows is impressive, especially 
since it's in support of shows that do *not* cater to the coveted 18-35 
year-old demographic.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kurt Huhn" <kurt at k-huhn.com>
> To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [rescue] SunTuner?
>> Why, that doesn't sound fun at all.  How are the kids going to watch
> Sesame
>> Street (and Plaza Sesamo, which is far more than just the Spanish 
>> verison
> of
>> Sesame Street).  Some TV is good, if used judiciously, and it can 
>> help in
>> getting kids an early start on education.  Non-stop TV is bad, and of
>> course, that's what happens in most households.
> This is getting off-topic, I realize, but you're absolutely right about
> Sesame Street. I was reading at age 3, and everybody thinks it's
> due to watching Sesame Street. I don't have kids yet, but when I do,
> you can bet they'll be watching Sesame Street.
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