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Dr. Seuss--the man who helped bring the Grinch to television--now thinks TV programming for children is useless to children trying to understand the world around them. Author Theodor Geisel, who uses the pen name Dr. Seuss, once thought that television could stimulate the minds of children, but Geisel told Parents magazine that kids are better off without the tube. Geisel added that he thinks his most lasting contribution to literature may have been to rid the world of Dick, Jane and Spot, the characters in books traditionally used to teach children how to read.

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