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Freaks and Geeks – The Complete Series
Cult favorite Freaks and Geeks stars Linda Cardellini (ER, Scooby-Doo) as Lindsay Weir, a gifted high-school student in 1980 Michigan who’s trying to leave her old group of cautious, academically-incl …
Simpsons – Sweets and Sour Marge
When Springfield is determined to be the fattest town on Earth, Marge embarks upon a legal crusade to ban sugar within the city limits. Homer, however, finds himself unable to cope, and decides to ta …
C.S.I. – Mea Culpa
A newly-discovered fingerprint on an old piece of evidence puts Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and his team of scientists in the department’s hot seat. Unfortunately for Grissom, his old nemesis is i …
The O.C. – The Ex-Factor
When the girls plan their own separate night out, the boys decide to spend the night in. Meanwhile, Julie (Melinda Clarke) has a plan to save the Newport Group.
Family Guy – Blind Ambition
This popular animated series created by Seth MacFarlane (American Dad) chronicles the adventures of a baby who wants to take over the world, his incompetent father, and the rest of the dysfunctional G …
Pokemon – Fan with a Plan
May (Veronica Taylor) is initially delighted to meet her fans. Her pleasure fades, however, when she learns that one of those fans plans to challenge her in the next day’s contest.
In Living Color – Episode Eleven
Comics including Damon Wayans (Bamboozled), Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and David Alan Grier (Crank Yankers) spoof music videos, celebrities, and popular TV s …
1990ComedyNot Rated
Beauty and the Geek – Episode 2
This week’s tasks require the female “beauties” to perform basic car repairs. The male “geeks,” meanwhile, practice massage techniques.
Dukes of Hazzard – One Armed Bandit
In the first episode of the long-running series, Bo (John Schneider) and Luke (Tom Wopat) confiscate a crooked county official’s illegal slot machines and redistribute them to needy organizations.
1979Action/AdventureNot Rated
Alias – Parity
A snafu forces Sydney (Jennifer Garner) to team up with her Russian arch-enemy to complete a mission. Meanwhile, Will (Bradley Cooper) begins to delve into a suspicious murder.


Don’t Close the Door on the Open V-Chip
Hanging in the balance of the digital television revolution are parents’ abilities to choose more ratings options, and the Open V-Chip lies at the center of the debate.

the nationwide transition to digital television, or DTV, is going to bring some incredible benefits. But, as with most technological advances, there will also be dangers, especially for children.
Family-Friendly Films, Unfriendly Ads
When even a TV broadcast of The Wizard of Oz contains ads unsuitable for children, parents have to be ever-vigilant. That’s where digital video recorders come into play.
Network Vs. Cable, Part II: Is There Really A Difference Anymore?
“Television and all who participate in it are jointly accountable to the American public for respect for the special needs of children, for community responsibility, for the advancement of education and culture, for the acceptability of the program material chosen, for decency and decorum in production, and for propriety in advertising.”