War on television, its impact on kids

It's your call

January 31, 1991

Are your kids watching the war on TV?

Yesterday, graphic scenes of allied forces bombing Iraqi targets were shown on television during afternoon hours when young children could have been viewing. Similar scenes have been shown on the nightly newscasts and nearly around the clock on CNN.

As prospects for a gruesome ground war loom, The Evening Sun would like to know whether you think parents should place limits on what and how much children can watch of the war on TV. Or should they be exposed to the realities of these historic battles?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's free directory of telephone information services at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today until midnight.

After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your Touch-Tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's survey of topical issues.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

Look for results in Friday's Evening Sun.

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