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1,188 - Advertising to Children

March 7th, 2016

Episode 362 of 463 episodes

If your child wants to buy some toys he saw on TV, find out who is to blame on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:16 Explanations: 2:40 Fast dialog: 14:53 James: Look at that! It’s commercial after commercial. It’s terrible how advertisers are going after kids. Vicky: They’re just doing their job, marketing to a lucrative demographic. James: But just look at what our kids are bombarded with: toy commercials and junk food ads! Vicky: Children’s television is no different from any other type of programming. Commercials are a fact of life. James: But don’t you think it’s wrong to manipulate young viewers with these commercials? Aren’t they more susceptible to false advertising? Vicky: Shh! That’s our company’s product commercial. It really gets your attention, doesn’t it? James: Yeah, it’s grand, just grand. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse