"The Movie Mom"
Wolves in Sheep's
Clothing: A content Analysis of Children's Television
It was 45 years ago this May that my dad,
Newton Minow, the Kennedy Administration Chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission, told the National Association of
Broadcasters that television was a "vast wasteland." Today, he
says it is more like a toxic waste dump. This report documents
the crude, vulgar, disrespectful, and violent behavior children are
bombarded with when they turn on the television. I hope it
will help families make more careful choices."
reviews movies each week as
"the Movie Mom" for Yahoo!
and 20 radio stations across the US and Canada. She writes the
"Media Mom" column for the Chicago Tribune. Her articles have
appeared in USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and three
editions of The Practical Guide to Practically Everything.
The second edition of her books, The Movie Mom's Guide to Family
Movies, was published in 2004. She has been profiled in the New
York Times, the Economist, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Working
Woman, CFO Magazine, the Ladies Home Journal, Washingtonian
Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie
Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, CNN, and dozens of
| Executive Summary
by L Brent Bozell
by Michael Rich, MD, MPH
by Senator Brownback