Chernin and Linebarger1 do an excellent job of providing the grain of salt that should be taken with the research on children’s television viewing and academic performance presented in the July 2005 issue of the ARCHIVES. Given how research on this topic has advanced from studies of total television viewing time to content-specific studies, research that focuses on total television viewing time seems to represent a regression rather than a progression in research.
Breslin JM. Something Else Is Missing From Research on Children's Television Viewing and Academic Performance. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.1.109-a