In this video I argue what you would probably not expect from me the Internet entrepreneur and founder of and that is that television, and I don´t just mean science documentaries but all television series including Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, 24, House, Friends and others, can be a great complement to a child´s education. In other words, I don´t think text books, other books, teacher presence, and the internet are enough for a well rounded education. This is especially true if you are trying to give your children an education in which English plays a very important role but you live, as we do, in a non English speaking country. Spain in this case.

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Valentin on September 10, 2008  · 

I do agree! And I really do not like the way this great opportunity is destroyed here in Germany. They translate every little show and all the series into German – so the advantage of learning English this way is waisted.

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Valentin on September 10, 2008  · 

Let’s say, I agree with your point about learning English


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Jen Allerson on September 10, 2008  · 

There are still at least 50% of Americans who are pro-choice and as frustrated with Paulin, Juno, and the Bush administration as you are. There is still an America that merits admirations.

I think Thomas Friedman summed it up best in his article “Obama on the Nile” when he states “That’s the America that got swallowed by the war on terrorism. And it’s the America that many people want back. I have no idea whether Obama will win in November. Whether he does or doesn’t, though, the mere fact of his nomination has done something very important. We’ve surprised ourselves and surprised the world and, in so doing, reminded everyone that we are still a country of new beginnings.”

Let’s hope Obama wins (and that the Repulicans don’t cheat) this November and we can move toward leadership that is good for both America and the globe.

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