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REFORMERS DECRY THE CULTURAL ROT OF DAYTIME TALK SHOWS

ANYONE WATCHING DAYTIME TV this week will see loud people arguing over topics like "You Want More Sex Than I Do," "I Want to Be an Escort" and "My Girlfriend Is a Guy." To some viewers that's entertainment. To others it's idiocy. To former Education Secretary William Bennett, it's cause for alarm. Bennett and C. DeLores Tucker, noted gangsta-rap haters, have joined with Senators Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Sam Nunn of Georgia in a campaign to wean Americans off what they call "cultural rot."

"These shows increasingly make the abnormal normal and set up the most perverse role models," says...

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