President Obama meets with actor George Clooney, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton N. Lyman, and human rights activist John Prendergast (far left) at the White House on March 15.
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May 10, 2012 On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."
April 27, 2012 The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.
For real: Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case protects an iPhone while baby plays with apps.
October 22, 2011 Research suggests that toddlers under 2 don't learn from television — and in fact, TV viewing, even in the background, could harm their development. But what about content on mobile screens? The answer may depend on how you're using them.
September 12, 2011 Children who watched the fast-paced cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants did less well on tests of attention and memory, according to new research. Children who watched a slower PBS show, and children who colored, did better. Other studies have show long-term effects from fast-paced or violent shows.
August 3, 2011 Now researchers have confirmed what many parents see every day: Kids love to use electronic devices at the same time. The multitasking can make it even more challenging to figure out how much time kids are spending in front of screens.
Turning off televisions
Courtesy of Stephan Tillmans
April 18, 2011 Berlin-based photographer Stephan Tillmans turns off televisions like it's his job.
October 28, 2010 James MacArthur, the man who was Danno to Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett on the 1970s television police drama Hawaii Five-O, died in Florida today, according to his agent.
January 12, 2010 Mom always said watching lots of TV will rot your brain. Now, TV can uh, well, shorten your life as well.
May 14, 2009 The Hills continue to roll on....
October 1, 2007 Maybe I'm America's Next Top...? Never Mind.
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