March 7, 2005

QUOTES: "The Cosby Show'' a model for accurately portraying parents on TV"

     Dr. Susan Linn, associate director of the Media Center at the Judge Baker Children's Center and author of ``Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood,'' cites ``The Cosby Show'' as the model for accurately portraying parents on TV.
     ``The parents were caring, present, intelligent and fallible. There were rules in the house. The kids had chores. They were expected to do well in school, and it was a really funny program. It's harder to write comedy around complex programs. It's easier to do with stereotypes.''
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