Television

Who Am I?

Mister Rogers

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I'm Fred Rogers and I've just been outed as one of the dire causes of aggressive children. A brand new study claims that kids who watched more than seven hours of TV a week—regardless of the content flashing up there on the small screen!—showed an "increased likelihood of committing an aggressive act in later years."

Sure it does. Not. If it did, wouldn't violent acts committed by kids have been increasing constantly over the past 30 years, as time spent watching TV increased dramatically? The data show something far less clear, which suggests that the relationship between media and behavior is more complicated than most people want to admit. Guess it's still OK to visit my neighborhood. Or even this one.