New children's cable network, The Hub, has sent Discovery Kids to an early grave. Illustration: Christopher HealyDISCOVERY KIDS CHANNEL DROPS EDUCATIONAL VENEER, BECOMES "THE HUB" If your kids were among the relatively few fans...The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro -- yes, the toy company. As you might imagine, the Hasbro connection doesn't sit well with some folks.
Obama Picture Book Due Out in November
Credit: AmazonI can hear the pundits now: The president wrote a children's book! It's propaganda! It's a stunt for the midterms! I think we can all relax -- It's just a picture book. It's called "Of Th...Obama's publishing a kid's book and Super Mario turns 25? What is the world coming to?
Which cold-weather creature comes out on top in pop culture? Illustration: Christopher HealyWe've always had a fascination with cold-weather animals. Perhaps it's because they live in environments we never could. Polar bears and penguins are ani...
SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora Explorer show up at a Minnesota Timberwolves basektball game. (And we didn't even know they were dating.) Credit: Getty ImagesSometimes we in the press must report depressing, even tragic, news. We don't enjoy telli...
Is Cookie Monster morally superior to SpongeBob Squarepants? Paula Kerger would say so. She's the president of the Public Broadcasting Service. At a meeting of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., last week, she told critic...
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under two shouldn't be watching television at all and that older children should be limited in what and how long they watch. But a new study by University of Washington researchers has looked a li...
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