I found myself unwilling or unable to write for children that way. However, all was not lost. With the excellent royalties from Captain, I was able to return to college for an advanced degree, studying mass media effects. Having spent the last fifteen years at a university as a professor's wife, I was both keenly aware of the regard the world had for those with advanced degrees and often dis-appointed in what I privately considered a lack of intellectual curiosity and vigor within the educated community. I found faculty parties and conversations somehow lacking in a basic sort of common sense, and for all their degrees, most academicians seemed to welcome being out of touch with the reality of the majority.
My museum art work and my television experience left me worried about the way children were being influenced, reconfigured, actually changed, as images and other exciting stimuli daily altered the very structure of the receiving child's brain. If a prestigious and responsible program like "Captain," had to speed-up its format in the days of "Leave it to Beaver," what would happen in the decades to come? What kind of children was television fashioning and how would these altered children change our institutions of education, theology, government, law, medicine, family--mass media itself?
Determined to earn a doctorate in communications, I entered Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to study television effects and found, much to my surprise as a concerned media professional, that by 1972 television toxicity had been well documented by the Surgeon General's report on television violence.
MOTHERS AND FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP
DO YOU TRUST YOUR DENTIST?
I am starting to think the website idea to help mothers earn from home, is a waste of time, there is far too much corruption for it to ever work. And now I feel children need to be kept away from the Internet. Problem is children have talent and it is not their fault we have so many bad people that are not capable of creating a child and family friendly world. It is time to fight back! Imagine adults are meant to be role models for children. Well the above proves our children deserve better people! The Governments and Internet have let our children and families down! Shame on them all!
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