40th Anniversary of “Sesame Street”

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Expert:
Dr. Deborah Linebarger
Director and Principal Investigator
Children's Media Lab
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania


Credentials:
• Expert in the study of the relationships between children’s use of media and their cognitive and social development


Quote:
"Kids are going to learn whatever you put in front of them. If they’re watching
violent television, they will learn violent messages; if they’re watching educational television, they are likely to learn educational messages. If we can reframe parents’ beliefs about media –- in that it can be an educational tool -- we can shift the way kids view television in such a way that they actually learn more from it.”