Ads on PBS website angers parents

Filed under: Media, Gadgets, That's Entertainment

Sometimes, when I'm watching PBS with my daughter, I question whether it is a good thing to allow McDonald's as a sponsor for Sesame Street. Sure, they're not running "commercials," but the "McDonald's is happy and wonderful!" videos they show are enough to make me want to change the channel.

Well, if you don't like that, there's a chance you're not going to be too happy with the fact that PBS will now start selling banner ads on their kids' website. The ads will start on October 1st.

PBS used to sell ads on their site but stopped in 2001 when the Internet economy went bust. Many worry that PBS will start to sell commercials on TV once they realize how much profit they get from online.

What do you think? Should we keep PBS ad-free?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.