Nightly News   |  October 18, 2011

Pediatricians: No TV for kids under 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to keep infants and children under 2 years of age away from television screens. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: There is a new warning tonight from the nation's pediatricians and it may surprise a good many parents who think those baby DVDs , even educational television , can benefit even their youngest kids. They say children under two should not watch television or videos because any kind of media watched passively on a screen could delay their children's ability to talk. Instead, the doctors recommend parents should talk to their young children, interact with them, and leave the television off even if it's just on in the background. Coming up next