Mom's a Wii Bit Apprehensive Children who spend too much time playing virtual sports on their new Nintendo Wii are getting a false sense of what it's like to compete in the world. That's the view of one mother who is watching her children "excel" at video sports.
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Mom's a Wii Bit Apprehensive

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Mom's a Wii Bit Apprehensive

Mom's a Wii Bit Apprehensive

Mom's a Wii Bit Apprehensive

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Children who spend too much time playing virtual sports on their new Nintendo Wii are getting a false sense of what it's like to compete in the world. That's the view of one mother who is watching her children "excel" at video sports.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Well, even as we listen to Renee play virtual tennis, commentator Kelly McBride may have been cringing - not because of Renee's tennis, but because she worries that her children are having too much fun with their new Wii.

KELLY MCBRIDE: On a virtual playing field, we're all champions. I just wonder if our kids will ever find out what a level playing field is like.

INSKEEP: Commentator Kelly McBride is on the faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

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