Catholic Connection – July 28, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Sleeping with the TV On

  • Description: According to a new national consumer study, nearly two-thirds (61%) of Americans fall asleep with the TV on. (Perhaps even more worrisome: LG Electronics USA, which commissioned the survey, says the survey also reveals “Americans have redefined their relationships with television, seeing their TV less as an entertainment device and more as a companion.)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Meg Meeker

      Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute, and the author of several books, including the national bestseller, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS; THE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS; and BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS. A popular speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

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+  Sleeping with the TV On

  • Description: Dr. Meg Meeker continued

+  50 Shades of Grey and Facebook's Influence

  • Description: "The Hollywood Reporter reports that Parents Television Council blasted NBC’s Today show for airing the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer during the 8 am hour yesterday. The PTC’s Melissa Henson had this to say: 'We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as 'mommy porn.' That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude toward their audience.'"
  • Segment Guests:
    • Melissa Henson
      Director of Communications and Public Education , Parents TV Council

      As Director of Communications and Public Education for the Parents Television Council (PTC), Melissa Henson communicates the mission and message of the PTC to the American public and develops groundbreaking reports on entertainment trends and other PTC publications. Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large.

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+  Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 15:4 -- "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?"
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President , Catholic Scripture Study International
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