Disney Offers Refunds to Parents of Non-Geniuses

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George W. Bush praised Julie Aigner-Clark for creating Baby Einstein, the supposedly "educational" DVD's for children aged zero to 2. In 2003, a study revealed that one-third of all American babies between 6 months and two years of age had at least one of the videos. Babies reportedly are transfixed, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all for these infants, and now the Walt Disney Company is offering refunds to parents whose kids failed to become geniuses after all. Tamar Lewin reports on education for the New York Times.

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Guest:
Tamar Lewin - New York Times - @tamarnyt

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Warren Olney

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Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal