by David Crary, Associated Press | The Boston Globe | May 11, 2006

“Escalating an already heated national debate, a first-of-its-kind TV channel premieres Thursday designed specifically for babies — an age group that the American
Academy of Pediatrics says should be kept away from television altogether.”

Pediatrician and Director of CMCH, Dr. Michael Rich
, believes that parents will use the TV as a virtual nanny.

“Rich said the companies are basically letting parents off the hook from their
guilt by saying, ‘This is educational,’ so parents can justify it to themselves.”

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