Baby Einstein Co. - maker of "educational" DVDs whose founder was officially recognized by George W. Bush during his 2007 State Of The Union address - issues a massive recall spurred by charges of false advertising. Nell Minow explains:
The academic studies show that what infants learn from watching a family member once takes them four times as long to absorb in a DVD. And the very act of watching a DVD with the pulsing refresh rate of the screen can be at the same time soporific and stimulating, making it more difficult for them to get restful sleep. The only thing they learn from these DVDs is how to watch television.
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