" IT WAS UNFORTUNATE that in their article 'Television Addiction' [February 2002], authors Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi did not mention that in the U.S. some 12,000 schools require students to watch Channel One, a 12-minute news program that is seen daily by more than 7.8 million students," writes Kristin L. Adolfson of Brooklyn, N.Y. "Each show has four 30-second ad spots. In some schools, children spend the equivalent of about one class week a year watching Channel One, including one full day just watching ads. How can we teach children to kick the habit of watching television when we require them to do so at school?"
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This article was originally published with the title Letters.