Barney - just the basics

Regarding the Home Forum article ``Mom Goes to Bat for Barney,'' Nov. 4: Thanks to the Mom who put into words all my thoughts about Barney-bashing. I find it revealing that ``Barney & Friends'' needs no on-stage adult herding or advising, but just a group of fresh, eager youngsters and an exuberant, guileless figure who evokes the love of his little friends on and in front of the screen. Evelyn R. Conrad, St. Louis

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