NYTimes.com | Parents Making Use of TV Despite Risks
Parents Making Use of TV Despite Risks
By Lynette ClemetsonWASHINGTON, May 24 — Sure, Sharae Sharp knows pediatricians say children under 2 should not watch TV. But the advice feels less than practical when she needs to scrub the bathroom floor or has a migraine and is craving an hour of silence. ...
NYTimes.com, May 25, 2006Article is based on findings of Kaiser Family Foundation Report "The Media Family".
NYTimes.com | Hollywood Scandal? Rob Reiner and universal preschooling
Actor, in a Role Change, Is Avoiding the Limelight
By Jennifer SteinhauerMay 21, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 — Rob Reiner movie producer and actor, advocate for children, and a member of the club of celebrities who perennially appear on the precipice of running for something, generally does not disdain publicity.
But he has been avoiding the spotlight since March, when he resigned from a state commission on children that is under criticism from Republican lawmakers. He has even gone absent from the final weeks of the campaign for an education ballot initiative he had championed.
Last year, Mr. Reiner came up with the initiative, known as Proposition 82, which would ensure preschool for all 4-year-olds in California. [...]NYTimes.com U.S. 21 May 2006