What Are We Doing to Our Kids?

Event Date:

Wednesday, October 02, 2002
kids watching tv

Are TV shows and ads pushing kids to grow up too fast? Photo: iStock.com/Getty Images

Youth audiences are prized targets for TV shows, film, and advertising, but are kids growing up too fast? Do they suffer physically or emotionally from the messages conveyed in entertainment and advertising? What is our responsibility as influential adults and writers?

Panelists
Al Jean, writer/executive producer, The Simpsons
Michael Borkow, writer/co-executive producer, Malcolm in the Middle
Douglas Steinberg, consulting producer, Boston Public
Rebecca Collins, PhD, senior behavioral scientist, RAND
Sharon Lee, co-president/co-founder, Look-Look
Michael Perry, writer/supervising producer, The Guardian
Lizzy Weiss, writer, Blue Crush
• Moderator: Victoria Riskin, president, WGAw

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Hosted by Neal Baer, Law & Order: SVU; Peter Blake, The Practice; Elizabeth Hunter, Fighting Temptations