Television


Is kids TV ready for “gay marriage”?

Mariette Ulrich | 31 August 2011
Yes, according to an online petition.

Cable TV losing porn profits

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 August 2011
A good news, or slightly better news, headline in the Wall Street Journal -- “TV Porn Doesn’t Sell Like It Used To” -- turns out to have a sting in the tail.

Couch potatoes dicing with death, study shows

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 June 2011
There’s more on the pernicious effects of prolonged television watching in the news. An analysis of eight separates studies on the link between TV watching and diabetes and heart disease should scare couch potatoes off their sofas -- but will it?

More family meals, less obesity

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 May 2011
Family dinners star again in a study of childhood obesity. Children who sit down to eat with their parents at least three times a week were 12 per cent less likely to be overweight, American researchers found.

Why women had to get to work

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 December 2009
One of the less appreciated benefits of the female workforce revolution is the fact that women no longer have time to watch daytime soap operas. This week another long-running American serial, As The World Turns, bit the dust, bringing the number on three networks down to six -- more than enough, heaven knows.
 

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com


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