Power Rangers: violent role models

I was deeply disappointed when House Speaker Newt Gingrich promoted the violent TV characters, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, to entertain the children of the members of Congress (``A Whole Newt World in Washington,'' Jan. 6). I was hoping the new Congress would be more alert to the hazardous effect of television violence on our children. Through this type of programming, our precious seedlings have unnatural acts poured daily over their developing minds. I know of a boy who thinks it is fun to kick and punch like Power Rangers; he can't just play normally with a friend. Joella Hoole, DeWitt, N.Y.

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